Thursday, July 26, 2007

Georgia Soldier Killed In Action

25 year old SPC Benjamin Blake (Trey) Bartlett, Jr., was killed in action Sunday, July 15, 2007, in Mosul in a rocket propelled grenade attack. He was a fire support specialist assigned to the Second Battalion, Seventh Cavalry Regiment, Fourth Brigade Combat Team of the First Cavalry Division. He received during his time in service the National Defense Metal, Iraq Campaign Metal, Global War on Terror Medal, The Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. Bartlett was honored posthumously with the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Combat and Action Badge, and His Weapons Expert Badge.

Bartlett joined the Army in Atlanta in November 2005 and was sent to Iraq in November 2006.

He received a full military funeral service at the Woodland Baptist Church, Woodland, Georgia, and was buried there. He was the son of the late Ben and Ann Bartlett of Woodland, Georgia.

(Friends in Carrollton: Rose Hendricks and Jill Hendricks furnished several pictures and the information.)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

July 4th, 2007 Parade

"A nation rose with pride
to answer freedom's call
Some gave a year or two
So many gave their all"
"Give courage and protection, Lord to those who help and serve,
And grant all troops and veterans the blessings they deserve. Amen"
"The Sounds of Liberty" with Conductor Terry Lowery and the
Carroll Symphony Orchestra presented the program at the
Grisham Stadium, at 8:30 P. M. on July 4, 2007.
Veterans from left to right are: J. P. Rowe,
Roger Knowles, Jack Gilbert, Hugh Lee Young,
Donald Denney and other Army Veterans.
They continue up Alabama Street toward Adamson Square.

The Veterans are greeting the viewers as the parade gets started uptown.

Roger Knowles, Hugh Lee Young, J. P. Rowe, Donald Denney, and Norris Garrett
are ready to represent the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park in the parade.

Veteran Cecil Davis, Dwight Riley and Larry Jennings,
members of American Legion Carroll Post,
waiting for the parade to start. Davis is ready to
"Parade" the flag of the United States of America for
the entire Parade Route!
Freedom isn't free
Someone pays for you and me!