Sarge is a workout beast, which is not news. But what he did today? Well, I thought you’d get as much of a kick out of learning about it as Banjo Man and I did.
It seems that Sarge and about 20 other soldiers in his battalion recently scored over 290 points on a physical fitness test. To put this in perspective, I’m guessing I would score an optimistic 12, especially if there were points given for showing up.
Their reward? An hour spent working out with the Sergeant Major of the Army and the Undersecretary of the Army in Philadelphia, in front of Independence Hall.
How cool is that?
And it is the Army’s 241st birthday today, June 14!
Sarge said reporters and photographers covered the event. He had such a good time, even though he had to get up at 3 AM to drive to Philadelphia.
Here’s a little more info about Sgt. Major Dailey:
Dailey’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal (3rd award), Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), Army Commendation Medal (7th award), Army Achievement Medal (10th award), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), South West Asia Service Medal (one bronze service star), Iraq Campaign Medal (five bronze service stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (4th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Drivers Badge (wheel), Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion), and he is a member of the Distinguished Audie Murphy Club.
Needless to say, Sarge had a great morning. He received an Army commendation and a new patch for his uniform, along with the chance to meet some highly respected soldiers, who are also his bosses.
If he sends me pictures (and hopefully he remembered to take some) I will add them to this post later on tonight.
In the meantime, happy birthday, Army.