Here’s wishing a happy Independence Day to all, but especially to my friend Bill.
I wrote back in January of SGT William J. Hartmann, my dear friend and former tank commander who was on his way to Iraq. In that post, I pointed out that my buddy, in typical Billy-boy fashion, was getting an inordinate amount of print space and face time in stories concerning the deployment of a large portion of the Texas Army National Guard.
Well, the trend continues, courtesy of the home page of the 56th Brigade Combat Team (click for larger version of photo):
Sgt. William J. Hartman [sic] of the 3rd Battalion, 112th Armored Regiment, 56th Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, stand [sic] watch over a pit full of Iraqi mortar rounds waiting to be destroyed by a civilian explosive ordnance disposal team at the Akudar Ammunition Depot located in central Iraq.
Thanks for serving for our independence, Bill. Hope you had a happy Fourth, and keep safe, bro.