500th MI Hispanic Heritage runs deep

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

 

Soldiers from Company D, 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde., make their way down Trimble Road, during the 500th MI Bde.'s Hispanic Heritage Month 5K Run, Sept. 27.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. David Padilla, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs)

Soldiers from Company D, 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde., make their way down Trimble Road, during the 500th MI Bde.’s Hispanic Heritage Month 5K Run, Sept. 27.
(Photo by Staff Sgt. David Padilla, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

Story and photo by
Staff Sgt. David
Padilla
500th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — More than 600 Soldiers, families and civilians participated in the 500th Military Intelligence Brigade’s Hispanic Heritage Month 5K run, Sept. 27, at Weyand Field.

The run was conducted as part of the Army’s Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sep. 15- Oct. 15.

The observance recognizes the contributions Hispanics have made in the military and fosters and promotes diversity.

Before the run, attendees were presented with a short dramatization of Master Sgt. Roy Benavidez’s actions during a six-hour-long firefight in Vietnam, which led him to be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Ronald Reagan.

The demonstration recreated events that occurred on May 2, 1968. Sgt. Giovanny Garcia, Company D, 715th MI Battalion, 500th MI Bde., played Benavidez.

Following the dramatization, individuals and formations from Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter filled the run route with spirit and energy. Participants offered remarks supporting the strength of the Army’s Spanish heritage among troops.

“The contributions of our Soldiers and families of Hispanic descent are significant to our Army and country,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Dan McCraw, senior enlisted adviser for 500th MI Bde.

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