Breakfast brings together Soldiers of today and yesterday for stories and camaraderie

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By Sgt. Bryan Ploughe, 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery

Retirees of the 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery were treated to a holiday feast Dec. 17, at the Glasgow, Ky., Armory. The annual AGR/Technician Breakfast is a tradition celebrated by the Red Legs of the Field Artillery community to bring past and present Soldiers together to share stories about their service. (U.S. Army photo by, SGT Bryan Ploughe, Kentucky Army National Guard)

GLASGOW, Ky. —   Once a year the Soldiers of today come together with the heroes of the past to share stories and valued memories at the annual 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery AGR/Technician Breakfast.  Three generations of Red Legs shared in the 2010 holiday tradition.

This year’s feast, cooked by current full-timers of the 623rd, featured country ham, sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy and all of the appropriate trimmings and beverages.

“This Battalion has a long, rich heritage that involves many of these retirees, and this is just a small gesture of our gratitude for the sacrifices that these gentlemen have made, and we owe them greatly,” said Lt. Col. Jeffery Hughes, battalion commander.

Approximately 50 current and past members of the 623rd gathered at the armory Dec. 17, to on share in some of the holiday spirit as well as enjoy some camaraderie that only Veterans of the Field Artillery would understand.

This annual event has taken place for as many years as the members can recall. The Glasgow full-timers said the tradition will continue to show support to the Veterans of the 623rd.

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