People don't realize how good we've got it here

Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Joe Bastow, Sanford plant manager, accepts a flag that flew over Baghdad International Airport from Lt. Col. Craig Bradford, center, and Master Sgt. Scott Begley. Begley and Bradford, who serve in the 118th Civil Engineering Squad of the Tennessee Air National Guard, recently returned from serving a tour of duty in Iraq.

As an industrial electrician and shop supervisor with Sanford Manufacturing Corp., Scott Begley's day normally consists of nothing more dangerous than commuting from his home in Cornersville and seeing that things run smoothly once he gets to work.

As a master sergeant in the Tennessee Air National Guard, though, Begley is called upon from time to time to lay down his wrenches and take up arms against a common enemy.

In January he returned from a tour of duty in Iraq with the 118th Civil Engineering Squad.

To commemorate the occasion, as well as to express their thanks for the support the citizen-soldiers of the Guard receive from employers, Begley . . . .Pickup a copy of today's edition of the Marshall County Tribune, Wednesday, April 16th for entire coverage. Call 931-359-1188 to subscribe to same day home delivery!