Presented by the Laurens County Historical Society, Dublin, Georgia. For questions and information, please contact Scott B. Thompson, Sr. at dublinhistory@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NATIONAL GUARD SEND OFF - APRIL 21, 2009

DUBLIN AND LAURENS COUNTY SALUTE
COMPANY A, 148TH Brigade Forward Support Battalion
48th Brigade, Georgia National Guard

On April 21, 2009, the citizens of Dublin and Laurens County turned out by the thousands to say a special goodbye and good luck to the members of the local company of the Georgia National Guard.

The members of the guard company, minus 60 men and women who have already left for training, marched through the streets of downtown Dublin to the Farmers Market where they were greeted by Dublin mayor, Phil Best, Laurens County Commission Chairman, D.M. Mullis, State Rep. Dubose Porter, State Senator Ross Tolleson and the Rev. Jack Key.

(All photos by Scott B. Thompson, Sr.)


















Co. A, 148th Battalion
Foward Support Battalion,
48th Brigade,
Georgia National Guard












A patriot
salutes the guard.





























Old sergeants lead the way.























Main Street parade.



































































Flag bearer, Company A.




















Vietnam Vets and members
of the American Legion
supporting the guard.


























Dublin mayor, Phil Best.



























Sen. Ross Tolleson and Rep. Dubose Porter
present Georgia flag to Colonel Carter.






















Brigadier General Maria Britt praises her troops.






























Rev. Jack Key blesses the men
and women of Company A.

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