8th TSC bids aloha to 16

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

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8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The skies over Hamilton Field, here, wept aloha showers (it poured) as the 8th Theater Sustainment Command family bid farewell to 16 retiring Soldiers, March 27.

The ceremony featured formations of troops from 8th TSC’s Special Troops Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 130th Engineer Bde., and 45th Sust. Bde.

Combined, the 16 retiring warriors represented 423 years of military service.

“This is a time for both thanks and reflection,” said Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons, 8th TSC commander. “The last several decades represent a critical time in our nation’s history.”

Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs Col. Robert D. Knock (left), chief of staff, 8th TSC, joins 16 fellow retirees in accepting their flags from members of the Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a quarterly retirement ceremony on Hamilton Field, March 27.

Photos by Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
Col. Robert D. Knock (left), chief of staff, 8th TSC, joins 16 fellow retirees in accepting their flags from members of the Hawaii Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a quarterly retirement ceremony on Hamilton Field, March 27.

The combined experience of the Soldiers reflects nearly every type of military operation spanning the past three decades, from the Cold War and peacekeeping missions to combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“They are truly an all-American team that draws its strength from the diversity they represent, and they came together for a unified purpose,” Lyons said. “They chose the profession of arms, that of a U.S. Soldier.”

He also emphasized the importance of the family members in attendance.

“They too have shared in the journey of service to the nation,” Lyons said.

Members of the Hawaii Sgt. Audie Murphy Club presented the retirees with their flags.

8th TSC Retirees

Sgt. 1st Class Juan Claudiodavila, HHD, 728th MP Bn.

Sgt. Louis E. Davis, 40th Quartermaster Co., 45th STB

Lt. Col. Danny A. Dulay, HHC, 8th STB

Sgt. 1st Class Elijah Grant III, HHC, 45th STB

Master Sgt. James E. Harbin, 65th Eng. Bn.

Master Sgt. David O. Kenner, HHC, 8th MP Bde.

Col. Robert D. Knock, chief of Staff, 8th TSC

Lt. Col. Michael J. Legler, HHC, 8th STB

Staff Sgt. John M. Martus Jr., 558th MP Co., 728th MP Bn.

Master Sgt. Edgar F. McGaughey, HHC, 130th Eng. Bn.

Maj. Larry Olive, HHC, 8th STB

Sgt. Maj. Jose R. Perez, HHC, 8th STB

Master Sgt. Roger A. Rowsam II, HHC, 8th STB

Sgt. 1st Class Brian P. Saunders, HHC, 8th MP Bde.

Sgt. 1st Class Mark E. Time, HHC, 8th STB

Lt. Col. Jacqueline K. Westover, HHC, 8th STB

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