(left to right) Sgt. 1st Class Marion Klinghard, the Ground Support Equipment Platoon Supervisor for 776th Maintenance Company, 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, and his son Spc. A.J. Klinghard, a generator mechanic, both of Summertown, Tenn., serving together on their second deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq --1st Sgt. Demetrius Steel, B Co. 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (left) and his son Sgt. Dante Steel, 319th Military Intelligence Battalion deployed together in 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Steel represents the fourth generation of Steel’s to serve in the Armed Forces. (Photo courtesy of the Steel family)
TALLIL AIR BASE, Iraq - An Arkansas father and son team is part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' massive rebuilding efforts in Iraq. Denver and Eric Gillespie, both Navy veterans and ACE employees, soon will complete their six-month tours. What made the deployment so special was meeting, working with and getting to know the Iraqi people, they said.