Cadets from across the Midwest stood at parade rest while Col. Dean P. Shultis welcomed them to the first 3rd ROTC Brigade Gaspers-Cahill Ranger Challenge during an opening ceremony, March 16. “Winning is a habit,” said Shultis, commander of the 3rd Reserve Officer Training Corps command at Great Lakes, Ill. “It takes preparation, commitment, and self-sacrifice. Something all of you have already shown by making it here. You are already a step a head of your peers.” The challenge was named for two of the brigade’s 11 alumni who died in combat. Both University of Nebraska graduates, 1st Lt. Kevin J. Gaspers and Capt. Joel E. Cahill, were killed in Iraq. (U.S. Army photo)
|Date Posted:||03.17.2012 00:44|
|Location:||CAMP DODGE, IA, US|
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