Inauguration

Photos: Doughboy proud!

January 30, 2013 

During a rehearsal at Ft. Jackson Regional Support Command Color Guard members, SSG Jeremy Glasco, left, and W4 Jeff Osler practice for their march in President Barack Obama's inauguration on Monday. The color guard is from the U.S. Army Reserve's 81st Regional Support Command called. "The Wildcats." They were chosen to represent Army Reserve Soldiers from nine southeastern states plus Puerto Rico. While at Camp (now Fort) Jackson in 1917, the 81st Infantry Division designed and wore the first shoulder patch of the U.S. Army - a wildcat on an olive drab colored circle. Celebrating the soldiers of World War One, the 81st Wildcats will proudly wear the Army's first patch on actual World War One uniforms while in the parade.

C. ALUKA BERRY — caberry@thestate.com Buy Photo

The color guard from the US Army Reserve's 81st Regional Support Command, called `The Wildcats,' were chosen to represent Army Reserve Soldiers from nine Southeastern states plus Puerto Rico at President Barack Obama's second inauguration Monday. While at Camp (now Fort) Jackson in 1917, the 81st Infantry Division designed and wore the first shoulder patch of the U.S. Army – a wildcat on an olive drab colored circle. Celebrating the soldiers of World War I , the 81st Wildcats will wear the Army's first patch on actual World War I uniforms while in the parade.

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