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July 09, 2006

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That's just purty. H/t, Boquisucio.

by SGT John Queen </p>

<p>July 6, 2006</p>

<p>Artillerymen from the 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, render honors during the 1st Infantry Division’s departure ceremony at Victory Park in Wurzburg July 6. The former Big Red One artillery battalion was re-designated and re-assigned from the 1st ID to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

by SGT John Queen

July 6, 2006

Artillerymen from the 4th Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, render honors during the 1st Infantry Division’s departure ceremony at Victory Park in Wurzburg July 6. The former Big Red One artillery battalion was re-designated and re-assigned from the 1st ID to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.

The white gloves are a nice touch, no? Nice symmetry too, since they're both firing blanks...

Interesting family connection, too. My father commanded the 2-35 FA, 24th Infantry Div (FWD) in Augsburg, Germany. When the 24th and 1st Infantry swapped out in 1970, the battalion reflagged as the 1-33 FA, 1st Infantry (FWD). Now it's morphed into an Airborne unit... On a completely unrelated note - I was born in Wurzburg. But it was then the home of the 10th Mountain.

Oh, oh. I left a setup in there. Farkle!