Thursday, November 11, 2010
Photo By Capt. William Nordlund
Sydney O. Garth, the student employment advisor, said the students were excited to have the opportunity to come up with a design for The Old Guard Caisson Platoon.
‘‘The Old Guard was looking to get a world class design to help portray the professionalism of the Old Guard,” said CWO Anthony Direnzo, the Caisson Platoon leader. ‘‘We work hard to maintain a highly professional image and pay diligence to the mission of laying fallen warriors to rest.”
The Caisson Platoon took notice to the buses seen frequently on JBM-HH and the USMC Color Guard trailer that comes yearly in support of the Marine Corps Marathon.
‘‘We felt that the Army Caisson Platoon should be represented when traveling with the same degree of professionalism we show every day in the cemetery,” added Direnzo, ‘‘The graphical art talents and skills exhibited by the students at the Art Institute of Washington are exactly what we are looking for and when Mr. Sydney told us about the Partners with Industry and was willing to arrange a competition we were ecstatic.”