SPC Patrick Hart

September 19, 2013 at 8:19 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Patrick Hart

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Above is SPC Patrick Hart, a new soldier added to our Troop Support network.

Here is a brief description of Patrick in his own words:

I have been in the national guard for 7 years. My job title is aviation fueler. When I joined I went to Fort Jackson SC and then off to my fuel school at Fort Lee VA. I have two kids a 7 month old and an 8 year old both girls. I am engaged to Beth Woolery probably getting married in October 2014. I am currently in Afghanistan. We started our deployment at a training post called Gowen Field Idaho. Then we traveled to Fort Hood Texas. We trained there from March to July. Then flew to Afghanistan where I been since the begining of August.


SPC Adam Chesser

September 8, 2013 at 10:55 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Above is SPC Adam Chesser, a new soldier added to our Troop Support network. Adam will join us in our Halloween Shipment 2013. Below is an article about his deployment that was featured in the California Democrat –


Adam Chesser, California High School Class of 2009, recently deployed to Afghanistan with the Missouri Army National Guard 1438th Multi-Role Bridge Company (MRBC). The company is based in Macon.

Chesser joined the National Guard in 2010. He has also been employed by the Missouri Department of Corrections.

The unit usually trains on the Missouri River, but trained at Fort Leonard Wood before deployment. Sgt. 1st Class Chris Mincher said “the river is a good place to train,” but said he knew the experience at Fort Leonard Wood would “make or break” the success of their deployment.

“Each lake, pond or river is different; and each bay fits together different,” Mincher said.

Commenting that the best way to learn to do the job is to do it over and over.

He said the standard to deploy and construct the bays and ramps into a Ribbon Bridge is 20 minutes. On July 22, it took 44 minutes, but Mincher said of the 55 soldiers, 30 were new to the bridge company, since they were soldiers who volunteered from the Military Police Corps and Chemical Corps. In two days, they had the time to 13 minutes.

National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Will Pierce spoke to the company face-to-face. He commented that less than half of the soldiers have “been there before.”

He said that even if they have been there before, the situation has changed.

“In my consideration, self discipline is the number one attribute they need to follow — for their own survivability,” said Pierce. “I don’t want them to get complacent.”

PFC Joseph Roberts

September 5, 2013 at 10:22 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Joe Roberts

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Above is PFC Joseph Roberts, the newest soldier to be added to our Troop Support network. Joseph will join us in our Halloween Shipment 2013. Below is a brief introduction provided by his father, J.C. (Joseph Clyde) Roberts.

PFC Joseph Roberts, 22, is from Kirksville, Mo. He is a 2009 graduate of Kirksville High School. Joseph enlisted in the US Army in January 2012 as an Infantryman. He completed his Basic Training and AIT at Fort Benning, GA. After his graduation in April 2012, he was transferred to his home base at Fort Knox, KY as a member of Charlie Company of the 1-26 Infantry Battalion, 1st Infantry Division of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team known as the “Blue Spaders”. On June 8, 2013, the Blue Spaders deployed to Afghanistan for a minimum of nine months. While deployed, Joseph has earned the Army’s Combat Infantry Badge for performing his duties while under fire in ground combat.

Joe Roberts with son Kolt Joseph Roberts

Joe Roberts with son Kolt Joseph Roberts

Joseph’s immediate family include his 14 month-old son, Kolt Joseph, his parents, J.C. and Kenda, and one brother, Luke, all of Kirksville. Joseph loves his family, his friends, hunting, riding quads, country life, and just having fun. He is proud to serve his country by following in his grandfather Randall’s footsteps as an Army soldier. He believes in Jesus Christ as his Savior and has told his family that he feels the armor of God around him as he risks his life for his country and our freedom.