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Retired Col. Ralph Puckett Jr. was honored Nov. 23 at the National Infantry Museum as he, his wife Jeannie, and Jack and JoRhee Pezold, whose contributions made the display possible, unveiled a new exhibit in the Ranger Hall of Honor illustrating Puckett's military career and life achievements."No one that I can think of serves as a better example for our Infantrymen, and our future Infantryman to come and see this exhibit, be inspired by this exhibit and to be influenced and shaped by Col. Puckett's heroism and rare professional qualities," said retired Gen. Jay Hendrix, keynote speaker for the dedication.
Despite the heavy downpour of rain, more than 200 kids came out to Santiago Gym Nov. 18 for a football clinic hosted by alumni players of the Atlanta Falcons. Buddy Curry, former linebacker for the Falcons, said he always comes away with a smile after events like this.
Trees for Troops returns for the 11th year to Wetherby Field Dec. 2 where free live Christmas Trees will be distributed to active-duty Soldiers or their spouses from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. - or until they run out of trees.Each December, FedEx and the Christmas Spirit Foundation work with Christmas tree farmers around the country to donate Christmas trees to Soldiers. This year, Amanda Reitz, Special Events and Adventure Programs coordinator for the Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, said 650 trees are expected to arrive at Fort Benning.
About 45 minutes from the main entrance to Fort Benning stands the perfect place for a day trip - Pine Mountain, Georgia, and its many trails.A few weeks ago my husband and I began looking for more outdoor activities that were dog friendly; with the weather finally warming up, we wanted more places to take our almost 100-pound puppy, Apollo, so he could let out some of his pent up energy. We found out about the Pine Mountain trails from a friend at the on-post dog park, and decided to give it a try.