5/23/2011 12:50 AM
Reported for duty at 0830 Saturday morning at the National Guard Armory. I was going to ride with the NG team to a funeral up in McMinn County (about half way between Chatt and Knoxville). Since I was early, I was just standing around my car when another car pulled in the parking lot and it was David Davidson, another BAA bugler. My first thought was, "oh great, they've double-booked us to make sure at least one bugler showed" but as it turned out, David Davidson was going out with another MFH team to a funeral in Winchester, TN (about halfway between Chatt and Nashville). This was his first mission with the NG. So we "live buglers" were put to good use this morning!
While we waited, we discussed several topics and he was surprised when I told him he could wear his Army uniform to do MFH. Davidson was in the 1st Cav down in Ft. Hood, TX. I don't know if they'll let me wear his Stetson, but I think it'd look sharp!
It was nice getting to ride with Sgt. Brewer and Sgt. Parker. I felt like we got the chance to get to know each other a little better, and help them build some confidence that we can do the job they need done.
I'll still got a very good feeling about this . . . .