‘Wolfhounds’ learn their past, welcome new members in WIC

| November 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Spc. Hillary Rustine
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division

Soldiers from 2nd Bn., 27th Inf. Regt., 3rd BCT, 25th ID, listen to Maj. Richard Sugg (at podium), guest speaker at the WIC graduation, Oct. 29. (Courtesy of 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — With veteran “Wolfhounds” looking on, the newest Soldiers to join the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, graduated from the “Wolfhound Indoctrination Class,” or WIC, Oct. 29. 

The Wolfhounds are said to have one of the richest and longest histories in the Army. The unit was established in Siberia in 1918, and because of its rich history, the Wolfhounds hold WIC to teach its newest Soldiers about their past. 

“There is a culture that ‘good enough’ is not good enough,” said Maj. Richard Sugg, who has led two different companies within the Wolfhounds, both here and in Iraq. “Being a Wolfhound means knowing that your comrades will not let you down. Only a lucky few get to be Wolfhounds … and once a Wolfhound, always a Wolfhound.” 

Pvt. Benjamin Trueax, a newly indoctrinated Wolfhound, noted his new sense of pride. 

“I feel a lot of honor and respect for the unit,” Trueax said. “It opened my eyes to how other people see the Wolfhounds.”

Lt. Col. Daniel Wilson, commander, 2nd Bn., 27th Inf. Regt., 3rd BCT, spoke to the new Soldiers about joining the ranks of the Wolfhounds. 

“In everything we do, it must be apparent that we are the best,” Wilson said, “but we are humble professionals.”

Wilson went on to speak about what sets the Wolfhounds apart, stating that the personnel in the regiment make for an atmosphere of distinction and tradition.

“Hopefully, we have instilled what it means to be in this regiment,” he said. 

Veterans and new Soldiers alike reveled in their unit pride, especially when welcoming the new generations of Wolfhounds.

“I have never been prouder to serve in a unit as I am here,” concluded Wilson. “We are going to write tales of glory together.” 

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