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    Soldiers Shave Heads to Show Support

    Soldiers Shave Head To Show Support

    Photo By Staff Sgt. James Burroughs | Sgt. Major Joseph Lawson, 1st Theater Sustainment Command and Sgt. Major Mike Oakley,...... read more read more

    Camp Arifjan, Kuwait - About 30 Alabama National Guard soldiers from Birmingham’s 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, currently deployed to Kuwait, shaved their heads in support of cancer victims back home.

    Sgt. Major Mike Oakley, a native of Centreville, organized the event. About 30 other soldiers joined him in a respectful and fun salute to cancer victims back home.

    “We wanted to show loved ones who had cancer that they are not alone or forgotten,” said Oakley. “People in Alabama do so much to show their support for us overseas and we wanted to use this as a way to show them we haven’t forgotten them.”

    The 135th ESC is currently deployed to Kuwait. Their mission is to oversee logistics operations and planning throughout the Middle East.

    The Soldiers who participated are Maj. Brad Stark, Staff Sgt. James Burroughs, Capt. Stephen Giles, Maj. Christopher Johnson, Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Daugette, Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Jatko, Staff Sgt. Vickie Taylor, Lt. Col. Rufus Washington, Sgt. 1st Class Tyron Love, Maj. Charles Kennedy, Sgt. 1st Class Clarence Harris, Capt. David Moore, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Gregory Gay, Spc. Jason Kilpatrick, Maj. Michael Hubbard, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul Kalagian, Staff Sgt. Chris McCormack, Staff Sgt. Ronald Martin, Master Sgt. Ronald Bozeman, Maj. Mark Goodwin, Sgt. Maj. Mike Oakley, Cpt. Terrence Garner, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Parham, Sgt. 1st Class Victor Timmons, Master Sgt. Dennis King, Sgt. Maj. Lawson, Staff Sgt. Anthony Ridenour and Staff Sgt. Edward Stidham.



    Date Taken: 08.19.2013
    Date Posted: 09.05.2013 09:53
    Story ID: 113103
    Location: KW

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