Kentucky Guard well represented during Inauguration

Soldiers from the Air and Army National Guard Color Guard lead the 61st Inauguration parade ahead of the newly appointed Adjutant General, Brig. Gen Haldane (Hal) B. Lamberton and his wife, who rode through downtown Frankfort Dec. 10, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane)

By Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Many Soldiers from both Army and Air Force participated in the 61st Inauguration parade for incoming governor-elect, Andy Beshear Dec. 10.

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Soldiers from the 202nd Army Band march in the 61st Inauguration parade ahead of the newly appointed Adjutant General, Brig. Gen Haldane (Hal) B. Lamberton and his wife, who rode through downtown Frankfort Dec. 10, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane)

From the six Color Guard Soldiers and Airmen that carried ol’ Glory to the steps of the Capitol to the 13 Soldiers that fired off 19 howitzer cannon blasts from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 138th Field Artillery Brigade.

There were also several Soldiers from the Field Artillery Brigade that took part in an escort detail the gala inside the Capitol building that wrapped up the evening of celebration for the governor and his family as well.

Soldiers from the 202nd Army Band joined the parade route playing the familiar tunes of My Old Kentucky Home and the Army Song among others.

The Soldiers of the 138th Field Artillery Brigade fire their three howitzer cannons during Governor Andy Beshear’s public swearing in at the Capitol building in downtown Frankfort Dec. 10, 2019. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Crane)

Also joining the parade was the newly appointed Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Haldane (Hal) B. Lamberton and his wife, Karen, who rode in an old World War II original military model Army jeep through streets of downtown to the Capitol building.

Lastly, two C-130 Hercules Aircraft from the 123rd Air Wing provided the fly over after the Gov. Beshear was sworn in.

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