Centurions return to Fort Leonard Wood Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Story and photo by Sgt. Kelly Malone
Special to GUIDON

More than 60 Soldiers with the 13th Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, arrived home where their leadership, Families and friends held a ceremony at Baker Theater honoring their nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, July 18.

“I’m excited, I’m anxious. This is my third deployment with my husband,” said Beverly Lackey, wife to Spc. John Lackey, one of the redeploying Solders.
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U.S. Army Spc. Amanda Albright, military police specialist, 13th Military Police Company, hugs her grandmother, Rose Carmichael, of Niles, Mich. Carmichael and Albright’s mother, Robin Archer drove to Missouri for the redeployment ceremony held for Albright’s unit.

 “The excitement never goes away.  It’s always the same and just builds up more and more.  Knowing that they are just right down the street gives me sweaty palms,” Spc. Lackey added.

Not all Family members are from the Fort Leonard Wood area.

“We are from Niles, Mich., and waiting for our daughter, (Spc.) Amanda Albright,” said Carlton Archer, step-father to Albright.

Also waiting for Albright were her grandmother, Rose Carmichael, her mother Robin Archer and her best friend, Jessica Lewis.

“We are proud of her and glad they’re home safe,” said Archer.

Traditionally, the senior commander of the returning unit speaks on behalf of the Soldiers and what they accomplished during their deployment.

“Great job, you did an outstanding job. You trained extremely hard. You went out and conducted that very sensitive and critical mission of detention operations,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bevington, 92nd MP Bn. commander.

Just before midnight, Bevington released the company to be with their Families and friends.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 August 2013 )