During halftime of the Batesville-Lawrenceburg girls basketball game Nov. 9, the Batesville High School dance team prepared a special show in honor of military veterans.
Each dance team member wore a bow representing the military division of a family member. With them, bearing each flag of the U.S. Armed Forces and the American flag, was an honorary veteran color guard.
The Army flag was proudly presented by Chief Warrant Officer 3 George Martin. Martin served 36 years in the Alabama National Guard, from 1978 to the present. He spent 6 years as active duty Army, including 2 tours to Iraq.
Proudly presenting the Marine Corps flag was former Marine Corporal Scott Callahan. Dr. Callahan served on active duty from 1987-1991 as a Search and Rescue swimmer, deployed at Marine Corps air station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
The Navy flag was presented by Sgt. Christopher Martin, who served in the Alabama National Guard from 2000-2008. He carried the Navy Flag in honor of Lt. George R. Martin, Vietnam veteran.
The Air Force flag was presented by Staff Sgt. Paula Rasnick. Paula served for 9.5 years, spending 2 years active duty as a medic at Wilford Hall, San Antonio. Paula also served as a reservist on a C130 aircraft as a flight medic, and spent one tour in theater during Operation Desert Storm.
The Coast Guard flag was presented by former U.S. Army Major Mark Lindenmeyer. Mark served on active duty from 1972 – 1975 as a JAG officer, a trial lawyer, and senior legal officer on the staff of the commanding general at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Mark served an additional eight years in the Army Reserves as a Military Judge.
The American flag was proudly presented by BHS teacher Dawn Campbell. Campbell served as a Lt. Colonel in the US Army as a Logistics Officer. She deployed to Bosnia, Kuwait and Afghanistan before recently retiring with almost 25 years of service. She was also mobilized within Indiana for five years with Camp Atterbury, Muscatatuck Urban Training Center and Patriot Academy.