Tuesday, September 27, 2011
James R. Campbell
Nevada's National Guard Company A assembled Sept. 24 to retire Sgt. Bill Thole.
Retiring National Guard Sgt. Bill Thole of Clinton receives congratulations from Company A Commander Erica Brown at the Armory, where 70 troops assembled for the ceremony and dismissal from training at Camp Dodge, Iowa. With Thole is his wife Marge.
Company A soldiers had a quiet moment before a retirement ceremony and dismissal by Lt. Erica Brown and 1st Sgt. James Forst at the Armory.
Nevada-based Company A National Guard soldiers, hungry upon their return from training in Iowa, share food and anecdotes Sept. 24 at the Armory prior to a retirement ceremony for Sgt. Bill Thole.
Having served in Iraq and Afghanistan in various combinations, soldiers with the Missouri Army National Guard's Company A display camaraderie during a weekend assembly at the Armory.
Members of the Nevada-based Missouri Army National Guard Company A converse animatedly prior to Sgt. Bill Thole's retirement ceremony Sept. 24 at the Armory. They had just returned from three weeks' training at Camp Dodge, Iowa.