I was months away from completing my two-year obligation as a Drill Sergeant when Wayne received his assignment to Fort Jackson, South Carolina for Drill Sergeant Duty. My company commander got Wayne assigned to our company, and he was my replacement. Wayne completed Drill Sergeant School and served his two-year obligation at Fort Jackson. I presented my Drill Sergeant hat to Wayne.
Left to Right - Me giving my Drill Sergeant Hat to Wayne, May 1978. Wayne was my replacement on Drill Sergeant Duty. This photograph was published in our hometown newspaper, The Columbus Ledger, with an article about our service.
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