Fort Polk Guardian 10-18-2019

Viewpoint 2/ Guardian Oct. 18, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “What is your most favorite Hal- loween costume you’ve worn and why?” Here are their responses: Spc. Shivam Shar- ma: "The Heath Ledger (actor) joker. He killed that role and I just wanted to be that character." The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents of the Guardian are not necessarily official views of, or en- dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De- partment of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Polk. The Guardian is published weekly by the Public Affairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage with- out regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an ad- vertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. All editorial content of the Guardian is prepared, edited, pro- vided and approved by the Public Af- fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The Guardian is printed by the Natchitoches Times , a private firm in no way connected with the Depart- ment of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Polk. The civilian printer is responsible for com- mercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute en- dorsement by the Department of the Army or the Natchitoches Times of the products or services advertised. Guardian Editorial Staff Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. Ryan K. Roseberry Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Command information officer Angie Thorne T.C. Bradford Keith Houin Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Trading post ads: Fort Polk Homepage Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: sales@ Osceola Moore: "I went as myself. It was great because I was just me." Sgt. Jeremy Mid- dlebrooks: "I’ve never really partici- pated in Halloween, but if I had I would have probably been Michael Myers from the ‘Halloween’ movie franchise. He is really scary." Sgt. Thomas Lyons: "I was a Spartan one year. It was cool. It was when the movie ‘300’ came out. I think movies really influence costume popularity." Staff Sgt. Kelci Donahue: "It would have to be when I was a pirate and my son was, too. We matched and it was great." Spc. Taylor Brook- field: "I was a ninja. It was my first Hal- loween costume and I loved it. I think I was 10. I wore it con- stantly the whole week after Hal- loween until it tore." Spencer Davis: "I’d say it was when I dressed up as a Sol- dier. I was following in my Family’s foot- steps and that led me to be a real Sol- dier." Pfc. Paul Jones: "I dressed up as musi- cian Rick James. It was fun and I even wore elevator shoes." For advertising contact Theresa Larue ( ) E ail: sales