Fort Benning will soon construct a new monument to honor past and future veterans and family members of the 4th Infantry Division.
The monument will be dedicated at The National Infantry Museum on Thursday – July 18, 2013 and the event will begin at 1:30 p.m. The event will be had at the stadium behind the museum. Spectators may park in the museum parking lot and walk over to the event.
Guest speaker at the dedication will be United States Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno. Odierno served as the Commanding General of the 4th Infantry Division during its initial deployment to Iraq in 2003.
This division was responsible for the search and capture of Saddam Hussein.
Others attending the dedication will include former SSG Clint Romesha, The 4th Infantry’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient. The Medal of Honor is the military’s highest award. He received this honor for his actions in Afghanistan in October 2009, during a deadly ambush on Combat Outpost Keating. Eight American soldiers were killed during the attack when hundreds of enemies swarmed the base.
The dedication will also be held during the same time as the National 4th Infantry Division’s annual reunion, being held at Fort Benning this July 15-20.