May 23, 2013
1-135th Battalion Deployment Ceremony
The 1-135th Battalion deployment ceremony was held in the Multipurpose Building on the University of Central Missouri campus. Below are photos from this event.
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The battalion stands at attention just before being dismissed.
The soldiers show their respect with bowed heads during the closing prayer.
Heads are bowed and the Multipurpose Building falls silent at the close of the prayer.
The many soldiers sit patiently as they await to be deployed.
The Battalion was asked to applaud their families for all their support.
UCM President Chuck Ambrose addresses the soldiers before their sendoff.
Soldiers look back towards friends and family members.
The Battalion enters the floor of the Multipurpose Building before the ceremony.
Son and father share a few loving moments together.
A soldier holds his daughter while visiting with friends and family after the ceremony.
© Andrew Mather Photography