Members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club in Kuwait, along with members of the Office of Military Cooperation, celebrated the 240th anniversary of the birth of the United States Army on 15 June 2015 at the United States Embassy. Joining in the celebration were US Ambassador Douglas Silliman, Katherine Silliman, and Colonel Wayne Blanchette, Vice Chief, Office of Military Cooperation – Kuwait. Also attending was Randy Williams, AUSA Kuwait Chapter President.
Following remarks by Ambassador Silliman, the group joined in together in the singing of the Army Song before cutting birthday cake provided by the AUSA Kuwait Chapter.
At the beginning of the American Revelation, the rebellious colonies did not possess an army in the modern sense. Instead, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force, cobbled together from various New England militia companies. Recognizing the need for a true army, on 14 June, 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized the formation of ten companies of expert riflemen to augment the militia companies, and the United States Army was born.
The Kuwait Chapter wishes to thank LTC Walid Nasr, OMC-K Board Liaison, for arranging this event and picking up the birthday cake.