23 Nov '16, 10pm

Fort Bragg unit deploys to Middle East before holidays:

Fort Bragg unit deploys to Middle East before holidays:

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Two days before Thanksgiving and six days shy of his son's 6th birthday, Pfc. Jamaal Monroe marched out of the Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center gymnasium with other unit members to board a bus en route to the Green Ramp on Fort Bragg. Monroe was among roughly 56 soldiers with the 14th Human Resources Sustainment Center, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, deploying on Tuesday night in support of military operations in the Middle East. In Monroe's case, he would be leaving behind a weeping family in the gym. Like other family members who attended the brief deployment ceremony, they had to say their goodbye's earlier. The deployment is scheduled for nine months. "It's going to be weird," said Monroe's wife, Georgiana, 33, of Fayetteville. "Every time we sing 'Happy Birthday,' there's a certain part that he does. He eats all the food....

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/fort-bragg-unit-deploys-to...

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