Link to high-res imagery of Soldiers at Ark. State Vets Cemetery

PA-001-20 | May 21, 2020

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May 21, 2020
Contact: Lt. Col. Brian L. Mason
State Public Affairs Officer
Arkansas National Guard
501-212-5020 / 501-590-0318
Link to high-res imagery of Soldiers at Ark. State Vets Cemetery

Soldiers called to duty at Arkansas Veterans Cemetery
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Army National Guard Spc. Dyana Henderson maneuvers through a row of headstones May 21, 2020, as she fills in on state active duty for an Arkansas Veterans Cemetery grounds crew. Five Arkansas National Guard Soldiers from Camp Joseph T. Robinson were ordered to duty by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson May 20 at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. A cemetery grounds maintenance crew was put in quarantine after one of the crew members tested positive for COVID-19. The Soldiers will backfill the crew and operate heavy equipment to support internment operations at the cemetery. Additionally, the Soldiers will provide grounds maintenance around the cemetery between internment services. The total number of Soldiers and Airmen on duty to support COVID-19 operations in the state is 77, performing 11 Governor-directed missions. The Arkansas National Guard assumes support roles to augment civil authorities, where needed and directed by the Governor, to help in a crisis.

WHO: The Arkansas National Guard
WHAT: Has released imager of Soldiers working
WHEN: May 21, 2020,
WHERE: at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, 1501 West Maryland Ave, North Little
Rock, Ark.
WHY: Captions are embedded and are accessible via File Info in Adobe Photoshop or
other image-editing software.
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  • Arkansas National Guard Public Affairs Office
  • PO BOX 30, Camp Robinson, North Little Rock, AR 72199
  • Phone:501-212-5098
  • Fax: 501-212-5019