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Mansfield Native Takes Part in Army National Guard Change of Command Ceremony

Aug 17, 2015 03:41PM ● Published by Kevin

Texas Army National guardsmen Capt. Eric Leatherman (center), the outgoing commander of the 454th Engineer Company, speaks to personnel during the unit’s change of command ceremony at the National Guard Armory in San Angelo, Texas, July 19, 2015. The 454th adopted the “lonewolf” insignia and is a Route Clearance Company under the 111th Engineer Battalion, 176th Engineer Brigade. (Texas National Guard photo by Capt. Maria Mengrone/Released; courtesy of Defense Videos & Imagery Distribution System).

Texas guardsmen from 454th Engineer Company, 111th Engineer Battalion, 176th Engineer Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, bid farewell to outgoing commander Capt. Eric Leatherman and welcome incoming commander Capt. Eric Burnett during a change of command ceremony at the National Guard Armory in San Angelo, July 19, 2015, according to a recent story written by Capt. Maria Mengrone of Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.

Mansfield native 
Spc. Clayton D. Ryan, a combat engineer for the unit, which recently completed a nine-month route-clearance mission to Afghanistan, was quoted in the story.

“I will never forget, on his first formation with us Capt. Leatherman read us the serial number of a body bag," he said. "He said he never wanted to use one of those serial numbers. It was a reminder to us that this was a real mission we were going on."

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