The 63rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) of the 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD) cased its colors and formally inactivated after 11 years of active service on Fort Drum during a ceremony at Fort Drum's Magrath Sports Complex on January 19.
During a ceremony on Fort Drum Soldiers gathered as the 63rd E-O-D Battalion, a unit that has been on Fort Drum since 1998, cased its colors and has been officially deactived. The unit can trace its liniege back to WWII and has, most recently, provided support to regional emergency agencies here in upstate New York.
Bathrooms are latrines; guns are weapons; food is chow and taking a shower is conducting personal hygiene. For new soldiers entering basic combat training, learning Army-isms can be like learning an entirely new language.
For Spc. Jesus (Omar) Ramos, a signal support system specialist with the10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade, it was exactly like learning a new language. Having enlisted from his hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico,...