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Transportation Company 'driven' to help locals, 1083rd Transportation Company assists local non-profit organizations Sgt. Robin Carpenter

Staff Sgt Ricky Lane of the 1083rd Transportation Company, stands proud on the side of Homer Road in Minden, La., as cars pull in to get their free car wash and support the soldiers of the 1083rd.

By Sgt. Robin C. Carpenter
165th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Unit Public Affairs Representative

BOSSIER CITY, La. – The 1083rd Transportation Company in Minden, La., along with many other Louisiana National Guard units across the state, designated their first week of annual training as "community action week." The soldiers of the 1083rd spent their week helping out at the Northwest Louisiana Food Bank, Louisiana Job Services, and even held their own free car wash in order to be more visible to their community.

"We depend on volunteers to distribute food to participants in our Seniors Program, but were running about four months behind," said Lacey Barr, Senior Program Coordinator for the Food Bank, whose son Raymond is a member of the 1083rd. "These soldiers coming in with their trucks and hard work have been a huge help to us."


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Date Taken:07.01.2008

Date Posted:07.01.2008 14:53

Location:US

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