Area infantry regiment deploys to Middle East

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri National Guard’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment, is preparing to deploy overseas in support of Operation Spartan Shield. Specifically, they will provide a quick reaction force (QRF) in the Middle East, supporting a company from the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the Arkansas National Guard and the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team out of Mississippi.


In honor of their service and sacrifice, a departure ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, at the Perry Park Center, 800 City Park Lane, Perryville.


The event will provide an opportunity for family, friends, and community members to show their support for the soldiers as they prepare to depart. During the ceremony, the soldiers will be recognized for their commitment to duty and service to their country.


Cpt. Tylor Floyd and 1st Sgt. Benjamin Vinyard are the command team for Charlie Company.


“We are incredibly proud of the men and women of this company and their willingness to serve our nation,” said Cpt. Floyd. “As they prepare to deploy, we ask that the community keep them in their thoughts and prayers and continue to support their families who also make sacrifices in service to our nation.”