Fort Polk Guardian 09-13-2019

Guardian Sept. 13, 2019 NewScope Town hall A Fort Polk Commissary town hall is scheduled for Monday at 5:30 p.m., with Herbert Winchester, Zone 1 manager, De- fense Commissary Agency. Commissary patrons are invited to bring their questions and concerns about com- missary operations and selections to the at- tention of DeCA. William Easter, Fort Polk commissary officer, will also be on hand to answer questions. Ranger, SF brunch Amonthly Ranger/Special Forces brunch is held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Polk’s Patriot Inn Dining Facility. Cost is $6.25. For more information call Keith Morrow at 531-6368 or (337) 378- 4534. RCCC brief A Reserve Component career counselors brief for first term Soldiers who are slated to ETS within six months is held Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in bldg 250, 1716 Third Ave., the installation In/Out Processing building. The brief provides professional guid- ance and career counseling to Soldiers leaving the active Army. For more information call 531-1850 or visit your career counselor. Abandoned vehicles The Directorate of Emergency Services traffic section will release the following Ve- hicles to a towing company for disposal Monday if they remain unclaimed. Vehicles are listed with the last four numbers of their VIN number. If one of these vehicles belongs to you please con- tact the Fort Polk Police Traffic Section at 531-1806/2677: 2004 Ford Explorer 4462 2014 Ford Fiesta 7482 2007 Nissan Altima 9565 2015 Ford Focus 9482 2003 Hyundai Elantra 4309 1993 Ford F150 7911 2004 Saab 93 1559 2006 Dodge Charger 4366 2006 Audi AA4 2899 2009 Ford Focus 5947 2000 Honda Prelude 7268 2002 Chevrolet 1500 2885 2008 Kia Sorento 0551 2001 Volkswagon Jetta 2900 2004 Volkswagon Jetta 5636 2004 Chevrolet Impala 5629 1995 Nissan Maxima 8470 Briefs /3 FORT POLK, La. — Guest gathered at the Fort Polk Fire Station Sept. 11 to pay homage to Soldiers, first responders and civilians who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists com- mandeered four civilian airliners, crashing two into the twin World Center Trade Towers in New York, one into the Pentagon in Washington, and one in an open field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 were killed in the attacks that have resulted in a War on Terrorism that has last- ed more than 18 years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 service members including 96 from Fort Polk. Col. Ryan K. Roseberry, Fort Polk garrison commander, reminded the solemn assembly how on that morning 18 years before, as black smoke poured from the World Trade Center towers, fire- men, police officers and paramedics ran towards danger to protect American citizens and ensure no one was left behind. “They demonstrated Warrior Ethos,” Roseber- ry said. He also noted how the 40-plus passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 halted an attack on the U.S. Capitol by wrestling control of the aircraft from the terrorists, crashing it into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, costing them their lives, but saving countless others. “Their ‘Let’s Roll’ became a rallying cry for thousands of citizens who would soon raise their right hand to become the fighting force who have since deployed during the last 18 years of continuous combat.” Roseberry then highlighted the “Warrior Spir- it” demonstrated by the Soldiers, airmen, Marines and sailors who ran to rescue their fel- low service members when a plane plunged into the Pentagon. As the ceremony began at 9 a.m., a salute was paid to Fort Polk’s first responders — firefight- ers, police officers and emergency medical tech- nicians. In his remarks, Roseberry thanked the first responders from the installation and sur- rounding communities for providing a safe envi- ronment for Soldiers and their Families. Roseberry recalled the image of President George Bush, standing with a bullhorn on a de- bris pile at Ground Zero, next to a New York City firefighter. “The President told the crowd of first respon- ders, ‘I can hear you, the rest of the world can CHUCK CANNON / GUARDIAN From left: Sgt. Elvis Palarchie, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital and Fort Polk NCO of the Year; Fort Polk Police Chief Bobby Lungrin; Col. Ryan K. Roseberry, Fort Polk garrison commander; and Fort Polk Fire Chief Bill Nowlin place a wreath in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in the War on Terrorism, as well as their Family members, during a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony Sept. 11 at the South Fort Polk Fire Station. Please see Ceremony , page 8 Ceremony remembers events of 9-11 By CHUCK CANNON Command information officer