AUSA – Washington, DC –
October 23, 2013
One of the highlights from our AUSA participation was a visit to our booth by Mrs. Linda Odierno. She’s the spouse of the Chief of the US Army, Ray Odierno. Last year, she spent time with the backpackers behind the scenes, as they interviewed her and learned a great deal about her positive and upbeat attitude that has been apart of her daily routine throughout her life! Even when her son returned from Iraq wounded, she continued forward keeping her family and all others around her in a positive spirit.
We shared with her how much we enjoyed seeing the “good General” on the television speaking to the contributions of the US Army – not just in the combat theatre but also around the world serving and helping other counties in peacetime.
“MAMA” Lynch, the child and youth coordinator for the DC National Guard, spent time with us also, and we are shown here just before Mrs. Odierno reached down into her hand bag and provided each of us with a US ARMY Star Pin! A treasure that we will keep always.