Strikers stay 'Army Strong' during Veterans Day ceremony

3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
Story by Sgt. Zachary Mott

Date: 11.16.2008
Posted: 11.16.2008 05:01
News ID: 26408
Strikers stay 'Army Strong' during Veterans Day ceremony

By Sgt. Zach Mott
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – More than 120 members of the Striker Brigade made a further commitment to the Army during a mass reenlistment ceremony at Camp Taji Nov. 11 on Veterans Day.

The ceremony, punctuated by a speech from Col. John Hort, a Fayetteville, N.C., native, was held at the Striker Landing Zone on a picturesque fall day in Iraq.

The Soldiers, either assigned or attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, chose to continue serving their country during a time when deployments continue to dominate the future landscape of today's fighting forces.

"We wanted to have the ceremony on Veterans Day so we can thank the Soldiers for their service and do something nice for them," said Sgt. 1st Class Melissa Wolfe, an Elizabeth, W.Va., native, who serves as the career counselor for the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.

In addition to making a further commitment to serve their country, the Soldiers were presented a variety of items, such as computer bags, T-shirts and water bottles.

"It's a thank you to all those veterans who died for our freedom that we can do those things that we do," said Spc. Anthony Hobbs, a military policeman with 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd BCT, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B.