Carper Salutes Delaware National Guard, 153rd Military Police Company will be Activated for Service in August
May 04 2002
DELAWARE CITY, DE - Senator Tom Carper today praised the members of the 153rd Military Police Company of the Delaware National Guard, who received word yesterday that they will be activated to service in Southwest Asia this August. No definitive mission has been provided, but the soldiers could be overseas for up to 179 days. "Few in our state will sacrifice as much for their nation as these members of the Delaware National Guard. Their actions bring honor to our state and to their families," Carper said. "These soldiers have answered the call to service. They are living standards of excellence and honor." Carper completed five years of service as a Naval flight officer, serving in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. He went on to serve another 18 years in the Naval Reserve and retired with the rank of Captain. Carper is a member of the Congressional National Guard Caucus.