Old Guard Football – 100th Infantry Division

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We are back with another football game from the 7th Army football league. This week the “Cockades” take on the 100th Infantry Division “Blue Devils.”

The game was held in Darmstadt, Germany on November 17, 1945, as part of the Seventh Army Football League in post-World War II Occupied Germany. The Cockades won the game, 26-7.

Old Guard Football – 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ On this Veterans Day 2020, we thank all those who served in The Old Guard, the US Army, and all branches of service.

Once again we are going back to the football games played by the Cockades after World War II.This game was against the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment “Red Devils” took place at Victory Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 11, 1945 at 1400 hrs. The Cockades won the game, 20-12.

1973 – Dedication of Spates Hall

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 55 Years Ago πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

On this day in 1965, SSG William R. Spates Jr. was killed in action while serving in Vietnam. SSG Spates was the first Tomb Sentinel to be killed in action.

On 20 February 1973, a dedication ceremony was held naming the Fort Myer NCO Club as “Spates Hall” in his memory. Below are photos from the dedication ceremony.

Click the embedded image above to see all 20 photos of the Spates Hall dedication ceremony.