Saturday, October 8, 2011

Oregon's 3-116 CAV demobilizes in LaGrande ceremony

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DSC_0346, a photo by oregonmildep on Flickr.

Lt. Col. Philip Appleton, former commander of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 3 Battalion, 116 Cavalry, presents to Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, the Oregon State flag, which was flown in Iraq during the unit’s one-year deployment to Iraq. The unit held its demobilization ceremony at Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Ore., Oct. 8. From left to right: Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, Adjutant General, Oregon, Governor Kitzhaber, Appleton, and unit Command Sgt. Maj. William Wyllie. During the ceremony, the unit also conducted a change of command, where Appleton relinquished command to Maj. Jason Lambert. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cory Grogan, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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