Friday, August 26, 2005

250,000th R&R Soldier

The Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System has the following about the 250,000th R&R Soldier.
Corporal James Holcombe, the 250,000th R&R Soldier, arrives at the Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport from Iraq for his two weeks of rest and relaxation. Scenes include Soldiers leaving to go overseas, CPL Holcombe arriving, taking pictures with volunteers from the USO, shaking hands and talking to volunteers and VIPs in the conference room, a speech from Lieutenant General R. Steven Whitcomb, Commanding General of Third U.S. Army/US Forces Central Command (CENTCOM)/Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC), a speech from Georgia State Senator John Douglas, and a presentation of plaques. Video from Third Army Public Affairs.

The video of him is here. Lucky S.O.B.! I didn't get any R&R, leave, or otherwise for a whole year! Check it out.