Become A Piece Of Georgia History!
Soldiers wishing to donate their RMS book or any other military artifacts of a service member to the History Office should call 678-569-3868. The History Office relies upon contributions from service members and their families to preserve their legacy of service to our great nation.
According to the senior leader of the Georgia Army Guard’s 161st Military History Detachment (MHD), special publications and media documenting the participation of Georgia’s Citizen-Soldiers in historical events – here at home and abroad – have gone out across the state for distribution.
More than an estimated 10,000 copies of the Remember My Service
(RMS) books have been issued to the five major commands for distribution to Soldiers who have served during the Global War on Terror, said Maj. Gerald Pellegrini, the MHD’s commander. The Georgia National Guard and the National Guard Bureau has arranged for each soldier to receive a RMS book, he said.
The books, a little more than a year in the making, are given in recognition of each Guardsman’s loyal and dedicated service to the state of Georgia and the nation, and to honor the sacrifices they and their families have made in providing the highest order of commitment to the American way of life, Pellegrini said.
“These books serve as a historical record of your legacy of service in the Georgia National Guard, and each RMS book contains a historical summary of the Georgia Guard and a DVD showing Georgia’s Citizen-Soldiers in action,” he explained.
“There’s also a section in the book that can be used by the Guardsman to document his – or her – military service and experiences, and in turn create a record of service that can be shared with family and friends for generations to come.”
Pellegrini added that Soldiers should check with their commander to see when they will receive their RMS book.
Soldiers have the option of documenting their service history in their book and then submitting it to the Georgia National Guard History Office, where it will become a historical document of the National Guard Historical Services.
Guardsmen should also consider creating a CD of photos to help document their career and submitting it with their history to become part of the National Military Archives.
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161st Military History Detachment
Georgia Army National Guard