TEXAS STATE GUARD SOLDIER LEADS COLOR GUARD AT 2013 GEORGE W. BUSH TOURNAMENT
Story by: CW2 Janet Schmelzer, PAO, 4th Regiment
IRVING, TX—Texas State Guard (TXSG) SGT Edward Thomas, 4th Regiment, led the Joint Services Color Guard at the George W. Bush Warrior Open Tournament at Las Colinas Country Club, Irving, Texas, on September 27-28, 2013. SGT Thomas represented the Texas State Guard in the Joint Services Color Guard along with soldiers of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines.
SGT Thomas is a member of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment Color Guard. The 2nd Battalion Color Guard, known for its precision, has presented the Colors at numerous TXSG and community events throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area and other parts of the state. Having trained with the Joint Services Color Guard previously, SGT Thomas was asked to perform the National Colors position.
After each Colors presentation, President George W. Bush shook hands with each member of the Color Guard.
“I am humbled by these experiences,” commented SGT Thomas, “and I know in my heart that I hold in me what the 4th Regiment encompasses--HONOR AND DUTY.” “I cherish and appreciate these moments more than words can say, because I know my fellow soldiers are all with me.”
The Military Service Initiative program of the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas, honors the courage and sacrifice of United States military personnel and their families. The Warrior Open is a two-day, 36-hole golf tournament for military personnel wounded in the war against terrorism.