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Grandfather, grandson head off to war in Iraq

Discussion in 'Veteran's Forum' started by Sixgun_Symphony, Nov 15, 2004.


  1. Sixgun_Symphony

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    The Daily Times

    2004-11-14
    by Rain Smith
    The Associated Press

    KINGSPORT -- One of the fundamentals of life as combat soldiers is the buddy system. When one rests, the other is alert. It's a guarantee that someone is watching out for you.

    While the war on terrorism has changed many things, it hasn't altered the Army's buddy system. But have you ever heard of a soldier whose combat buddy is his grandpa?

    Sgt. Larry Bledsoe, 51, and his grandson Pfc. Richard Rutherford, 19, are ready to fight side by side along the Iraq/Iran border as members of Kingsport's Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 278th Regimental Combat Team.

    On Thursday, the two marched in a parade and took part in a send-off ceremony at Camp Shelby, Miss., where the 278th has trained since June.

    *full story*
     
  2. CarlosDJackal

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    Okay, something doesn't compute right here. I may have missed something but the 51-year old Sgt was 32 when he became a Grandfather (since his Grandson is currently 19). So either the kid was born to very young parents, or his parents were born very young!!
     

  3. coverdog

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    Probably from down south.;f
     
  4. Ghost-1

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    Yeah what do you expect from TN.;f