Topic: Joseph Simms
Written by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
Fort Campbell, KY – When Staff Sgt. Joseph Simms donned his maroon beret after completing Enlisted Green Platoon-Combat Skills, he never expected a few years later to see another member of his family experience it. His son Pvt. Charlie Shaw changed that when he graduation from Enlisted Green Platoon, February 18th, 2014, at Cole Parks Commons.
“I never expected back then that a few years later I’d watch one of my kids graduate through Green Platoon,” beamed Simms. “Charles has always liked the Army and been exposed to the regiment from a few visits here and there … he really liked what he saw.”
Staff Sgt. Joseph Simms and Pvt. Charlie Shaw share a hug following the Combat Skills Enlisted Green Platoon graduation ceremony, Feb. 18, 2014 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Staff Sgt. Rick Branch/U.S. Army).
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