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    Soldier Spotlight: Sgt. 1st Class Ramone T. Holmes, Company A, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, III Corps

    Soldier Spotlight: Sgt. 1st Class Ramone T. Holmes, Company A, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, III Corps

    Photo By Master Sgt. Jacob Caldwell | Sgt. 1st Class Ramone T. Holmes, 39 and Columbus, Ga., native, is a combat engineer...... read more read more

    KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AFGHANISTAN

    08.26.2013

    Story by Master Sgt. Jacob Caldwell 

    ISAF Joint Command

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Sgt. 1st Class Ramone T. Holmes, 39 and Columbus, Ga., native, is a combat engineer for III Corps. He is currently deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan. He has deployed four times previously to Iraq. This is his first deployment to Afghanistan. He currently works in the ISAF Joint Command Counter IED cell.

    What is your favorite thing about being in the army?

    “Training soldiers. I just enjoy seeing a soldier get from point A to point B -- seeing them grow in maturity and the responsibility. And just them having the security knowing that they can perform different tasks.”

    What are some of the things the army has taught you?

    “Discipline, leadership, patience… definitely.”

    What inspired you to be a soldier?

    “Family. I was a single parent at the time, so that’s why. I had a scholarship, gave it up, joined the army [to be able to support my family].

    What has this deployment been like?

    “All in one. Stressful at times. It can also be rewarding when you see what you’re doing out there for the Afghans.

    What do you enjoy most about this deployment?

    The difference of moving from a combat mission to a staff mission. It’s a whole different environment from being out there on the line to being here in a staff organization.

    What do you miss most about Fort hood and your family?

    “Everything! Green grass. No rocks. Everything. I miss my family. My wife is my best friend, and when you have a wife that’s your best friend, it doesn’t matter how far you’re apart, or how many hours you’ve missed them. That’s what I miss most about her -- being there and just being able to see her each and every day.

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    Date Taken: 08.26.2013
    Date Posted: 08.26.2013 10:40
    Story ID: 112599
    Location: KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AF 
    Hometown: COLUMBUS, GA, US

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