Retired Command Sgt. Major Kevin Remington being honored for his serviceFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - When Kevin Remington is honored in Fargo Friday; it will be a grateful state and country that will thank him for his service.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - When Kevin Remington is honored in Fargo Friday; it will be a grateful state and country that will thank him for his service.
Remington is "Retired Command Sgt. Major" Kevin Remington; who served as the senior enlisted leader for the North Dakota Guard, after years of active duty.
The Regent, North Dakota native, led a guard unit of local men and women into Iraq.
After years in active army. Special forces. Kevin Remington would come home to North Dakota, join the guard, and command the state's 957th bridge company in Iraq. A unit that would lose three men.
“And we did. We got ambushed.”
Kevin Remington/Retired Sgt. Maj. ND Guard: “You have a day like that and you know you lose people and have people seriously injured.”
Remington received the Silver Star for gallantry in action.
Remington: “We had a disabled vehicle and I told them we are not going to leave anyone no matter what the cost and so on my direction they went in and out three times out of that kill sack taking rounds every time I think we had five or six hits on that rig when they were done. Guys did everything I asked them to that was their first rodeo, and so when I look at courage and the where with all to stand up and do something those are the guys that went way beyond.”
Tomorrow at Fargo's Military Entrance Processing Station, the state will honor Remington by naming this room after him. The room where 4500 men and women are administered the oath of enlistment annually.
Remington: “Really humbling, because there are a hundred some thousand people who have gone through that door.”
Remington is retired now, but admits 24-years in the military taught him well and obviously changed him.
Remington: “For a kid from southwest North Dakota, I have been provided a lot of opportunities.”
That ceremony will be held tomorrow at one at the MEPS, which is on Fourth Avenue North in Fargo.