FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) – Happy birthday to the U.S. Army. That's right, the nation's oldest military branch turns 242 today, and it is celebrating in a big way.
The annual cake-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday morning at Fort Benning.
As part of the tradition, one of the oldest soldiers on post, in this case, 51-year old Staff Sergeant Michael Wilbanks, cutting that cake with an unidentifiable soldier, then passing the cavalry saber to one of the youngest, 18-year old Private Samuel Baker.
The Continental Army was established on this date back in 1775.
We thank all who have served.