Veterans

June 28, 2012

Current 11th Armored Cavalry troopers connect with troopers past

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Story by Sgt. Anthony J. Lecours
11th ACR public affairs

Vietnam veterans got the chance to meet the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Opposing Force role-players at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin Calif., June 13. The visit was special in that it was a chance for a past 11th ACR Trooper to reconnect with his unit.

Soldiers in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment got a chance to connect with some of the regiment’s Vietnam veterans June 13, during a tour of the regiment. The veterans had the chance to interact with current troopers as well as see various aspects of training being conducted.

“This is the third time I got the privilege of escorting veterans,” said 1st Lt. Anthony A. Bradley, 11th Armored Cavalry Regimental adjutant. “Every time, I find myself humbled by the loyalty and pride they have in the unit.  It really makes me take inventory of my own pride and commitment to the regiment, and ultimately the armed forces.”

The tour included static displays, a chance to meet the role-players of the “Box” and a chance to see troopers of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st squadron, 11th ACR squaring off against Soldiers of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

Army veterans got the chance to see 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Museum in the National Training Center, Fort Irwin Calif., June 13. The visit was a chance to show the veterans not only their own history with the 11th ACR, but all of the 11th ACRs achievements.

“I was really honored to have the chance to not only drive them around, but to show them our training and capabilities,” said Pfc. Leanne E. Huffman, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop. “It gave me a deep-seated sense of pride knowing that I was in the same regiment as these Vietnam veterans.”

The pride in the unit spans across time and connects both past and current troopers. Visiting veterans pass on the stories and traditions that make the regiment what it is today.

“I have a blast coming out here and seeing the training,” said Ken “Staff Sgt. Walrus” Sabo, a retired 11th ACR and Vietnam veteran. “It gives me hope for the future of America to see the regiment at work.”

The day ended with the shaking of hands, as one generation passed America’s safety and security to the next.

Veterans got the chance to tour the fictional city of Shar e Tiefort, Atropia in the National Training Center, Fort Irwin Calif., June 13. The visit was a chance to show the veterans current training being conducted by the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.




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