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    Ordnance Soldier sings from the soul

    Ordnance Soldier sings from the soul

    Courtesy Photo | Sgt. 1st Class Cedric McCabe, operations non-commissioned officer with 2nd Detachment,...... read more read more



    Courtesy Story

    224th Sustainment Brigade

    By Capt. Lacy Briscoe

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Sgt. 1st Class Cedric McCabe, operations non-commissioned officer with 2nd Detachment, 8th Ordnance Company, 110th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and a Havelock, N.C., native, sang from the heart and soul to soldiers and civilians at Memorial Hall Nov. 25 at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.

    McCabe said that when he had seen a request for volunteers to sing for “Gospel Explosion 2010,” he immediately contacted the gospel choir group and signed up.

    The event was opened by the dance ministry, dancing to “Glorious” by Martha Munizzi, followed with an invocation from Lt. Col. Robert Blessing, a chaplain with the 224th Sust. Bde., and a San Diego native. McCabe attends COB Adder’s gospel choir services every Sunday and actively participates in the group’s service. McCabe was the opening act for the individual talent show, and he opened with a song called “I Have Decided to Make Jesus My Choice” originally sung by Willie Neal Johnson.

    “He gave an outstanding performance,” said Staff Sgt. Cynthia Mason, non-commissioned officer-in-charge with 2nd Det., 8th Ord. Company, and a Glendale, Ariz., native. “His performance was uplifting and truly touched my heart.”

    Other distinguished guests with the 8th Ord. Company attended the Gospel Service.

    “Sgt. 1st Class McCabe stays focused during this deployment by making Jesus his choice a long time ago,” said 1st Sgt. Lashay White, senior enlisted leader of 8th Ord. Company, and a Mobile, Ala., native, who traveled from the company’s headquarters at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to witness the event.

    The president of the gospel choir group awarded McCabe with a letter of appreciation for his participation in “Gospel Explosion 2010.” McCabe said he has been singing for all his life. He is a minister and has been an active participant of the Gospel Choir Group at COB Adder since the detachment arrived in late October.



    Date Taken: 11.25.2010
    Date Posted: 12.12.2010 17:27
    Story ID: 61816

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