FORT HOOD, Texas — Earlier right this moment, Brigadier Common Thomas C. Friloux, director of the Louisiana Nationwide Guard joint employees, introduced troopers from Regimental Help Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment with the Louisiana Nationwide Guard Emergency Service Medal in a ceremony right here.
Earlier than pinning the medals to every trooper’s lapel, Friloux thanked the troopers for all of their exhausting work serving to the folks of Louisiana get better from the devastation left in Hurricane Ida’s wake.
“I can’t thanks sufficient…however the stuff you did for Louisiana in our time of want won’t ever be forgotten,” stated Brig. Gen. Friloux, the director of the Louisiana Nationwide Guard joint employees.
45 troopers from the Regimental Help Squadron deployed to Thibodaux, Louisiana Sept. 3, becoming a member of troopers from 61st Quartermaster Battalion, thirteenth Expeditionary Sustainment Command as a part of the 180-person Process Drive Truck response group.
Whereas deployed, Process Drive Truck supported Federal Emergency Administration Company and Protection Safety Cooperation Company reduction efforts, offering much-needed support to the folks and communities of Louisiana after Hurricane Ida swept via a number of parishes, inflicting intensive injury to the realm.
“You stayed in a few of the most devastated areas of Louisiana, serving to us in our time of want, when many of the Louisiana Nationwide Guard was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq” stated Friloux.
3d Cavalry Regiment and Fort Hood leaders had been additionally current on the ceremony and had been equally respect of their troopers’ excellent and well timed assist to the Louisiana group.
“Members of Process Drive Truck, thanks in your exhausting work. I do know the folks of Louisiana respect the trouble you poured into the communities,” stated Ltc. Octavia Davis, commander of the Regimental Help Squadron. “I do know that you simply went to areas that had been exhausting to traverse, however you bought via,” she additionally stated.
The III Corps command sergeant main, Command Sergeant Main Arthur “Cliff” Burgoyne, a local of Slidell, Louisiana started his Military profession within the Louisiana Nationwide Guard in 1986, and offered comparable catastrophe response assist when Hurricane Andrew swept via Louisiana in 1992.
“I did this similar factor when Andrew hit. I’ve been there. What you probably did down there was unbelievable and I do know you ate effectively whilst you had been there,” Burgoyne stated.
Friloux introduced over 100 troopers from 61st Quartermaster Battalion their medals in a separate ceremony, held Sept. 29 right here.
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|Date Posted:||09.30.2021 17:15|
|Location:||KILLEEN, TX, US|
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