Family Legacy Continues: Former Airborne Ranger Awards Georgia SDF Son with Sergeant Stripes

During a solemn and proud ceremony in Ashburn, Georgia, on November 4, 2023, a memorable and touching moment unfolded as U.S. Army Veteran Capt. Terry Barker, adorned with commendations like the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart, had the honor of pinning sergeant stripes on his son, Sergeant Bradley Barker. This significant event, part of the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) 4th Brigade’s promotion ceremony, symbolized not only a proud familial bond but also a legacy of dedicated military service. Capt. Barker, who previously served as an Airborne Ranger, beamed with pride as he performed the pinning, marking a milestone in both his and his son’s military careers.

U.S. Army Veteran Capt. Terry Barker pins sergeant stripes on his son, Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) Soldier Sgt. Bradley Barker, during a promotion ceremony the GSDF 4th Brigade held in Ashburn, Ga., Nov. 4, 2023.
Capt. Barker, a former Airborne Ranger, is also a recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart.
The GSDF is a component of the Georgia Department of Defense, along with the Georgia Air National Guard and Georgia Army National Guard.
(Georgia State Defense Force photo)


Source: Georgia State Defense Force

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