Story and Photos by
2nd Lt. Robert M. Leedham
84th Engineer Battalion Public Affairs, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — If you’ve passed by Hamilton Field, here, recently, you may have noticed Soldiers in hard hats working at the center of the grassy field.
Sparked by a request from the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, the 643rd Engineer Company, 84th Eng. Bn., 130th Eng. Bde., 8th TSC, began work on one of its newest assignments: a concrete pad displaying the 8th TSC crest.
The crest will serve as a parade marker.
The 643rd Eng. Co. started the project after the 142nd Concrete Detachment, 84th Eng. Bn., finalized its designs for the concrete pad.
The Soldiers had a chance to work with formwork, concrete laying materials and finishing tools, honing their technical skills as they prepare for upcoming missions beyond Oahu.
The result was a 16-foot by 11.5-foot concrete shield-shaped pad, placed on the center of the field.
After the 643rd Eng. Co completed the concrete structure, a contractor finished the pad.
“I am very proud of my project manager, Sgt. Christopher Susan, and the efforts of his team of Soldiers during all phases of the mission,” said 1st Lt. Billy Thomson, platoon leader, 643rd Eng. Co. “Construction was challenging due to the irregular shape of the concrete pad, but very rewarding in the end, since the 8th TSC parade marker will be a focal point for many important ceremonies on Hamilton Field in the future.”