V Corps colors return to Wiesbaden

May 2, 2013

By Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, USAREUR Public Affairs Office

Lt. Gen. James Terry, Commander of V Corps and Command Sgt. Maj. William Johnston salute the unit colors following their uncasing at a ceremony held here May 2. The ceremony signals the end of the unit’s deployment and will be the last time the unit uncases its colors before its scheduled inactivation next month. (U.S. Army Europe photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado)

WIESBADEN, Germany – U.S. Army Europe’s V Corps marked the unit’s return from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan with a welcome home and colors uncasing ceremony held here May 2.

“This is the last time that V Corps will return from a mission and the final time these proud colors will be uncased,” said Lt. Gen. James Terry, Commander of V Corps. He went on to highlight the success of the unit’s mission and the lasting contributions the unit made on the country of Afghanistan.

Terry also thanked the Soldiers and their families for their hard work and sacrifice during the unit’s deployment. He stated that it wouldn’t have been possible to accomplish the unit’s mission without the hard work and sacrifices of the families on the home front and the dedication of the Soldiers in getting the job done.

“As I made my last troop visits around Afghanistan, I told each and every Soldier that I met, that James Terry says thanks and thanks you for your support and sacrifice,” he said. He went on to address the families telling them, “Never doubt that you also served; never doubt that you made a difference.”

This was the Corps’ final deployment before its scheduled deactivation next month.

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