They may be tough in the Olympic Games, but when the opportunity to showcase military stories to British youngsters came, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, or USAMU, are just as proud to hold their heads high.
On August 8, the Soldiers had the chance to talk to kids about their Olympic and military experience when they traveled to Windsor, England to receive a history lesson on British royalty.
“It’s always fun to talk to youngsters and tell them all about what we do,” said Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker. “It’s really neat when we get to do it in another country and educate them about the U.S., shooting sports and our Army. And a break from the Olympic village is always nice.”
The Soldiers first toured Windsor Castle, the official residence of the queen of England, before heading to the Royal Borough Museum where they get to speak with local children about the Olympics and their Army background. The kids showed their interest about the Soldiers’ military experience through questions pertaining mostly to their Army service.
“We showcase the Army on the national and world stage, competing and winning,” said Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond. “But what a lot of people don’t realize is that when we travel internationally and meet men and women of all ages that may be their first encounter ever with an American, Soldier or not.