2010 – April 9th in Iraq
(Virginia Army’s National Guard out of Staunton, Virginia at the Thomas Howie Memorial Armory is the “116th Infantry Regiment” and makes up part of the 29th Inf. Div.)
Photo above shows Lt. Col. Scott Smith as he attaches a 29th Infantry Division patch on the right shoulder of Capt. Miguel Lickliter, commander of Company A, 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment. The picture was taken during the “combat patch” ceremony held with the battalion’s Transfer of Authority Ceremony in Iraq.
From Lt. Col. Scott Smith,
Commander of 1st Battalion, 116th Inf. Regiment:
“Our missions consist of escorting commodity vehicles of food and fuel to and from major U.S. operating bases within Iraq,” Smith said. “A typical convoy consists of approximately 30-40 tractor trailers and fuel tankers, and every day Soldiers from Task Force Overlord conduct convoy security operations with the shortest route spanning over 200 miles one way.”