Mifflin Guard School of Soldier
at the Kingston Armory

Wilkes-Barre, PA

March 5, 2005

The Mifflin Guard's School of the Soldier held at the Kingston Armory in Wilkes-Barre, PA conflicted with something more important: the return of the 109th Pennsylvania Field Artillery. That’s the National Guard Unit that calls the Kingston Armory its home. Their history dates back to the Revolution. Banners along the Armory walls recite the litany of battles fought, including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness. Today, they were arriving back from Iraq via Fort Dix. We held drill out in the parking lot in the morning and then served as an Honor Guard inside when they returned. In the afternoon, when the soldiers & their families left, we resumed drill inside.

The vast interior the families await Lt. Col. David Jerry of the 61st NY Major Magargle we stacked arms Sergeant Farr The 67th's NY delegation The 61st NY at rest for the Officers for the Enlisted All quiet in the afternoon