COLUMBUS, Ohio –
Three generations of veterans with military service totaling nearly 50 years across three branches of service came together on Leap Day to continue the military tradition. Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony Brown reenlisted for eight more years in the Navy in a ceremony Feb. 29 presided over by U.S. Navy Capt. Justin Debord, DLA Land and Maritime Chief of Staff, in Building 20. Brown is the son of a Defense Supply Center Columbus employee, Karl E. Brown, and wanted to reenlist at DSCC while in transition from his previous assignment at a recruiting battalion in Newark, Ohio, to his next assignment at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
His father, Karl, retired from the Army after 26 years and two deployments to Iraq, and now works as a welder at DSCC. Also attending the ceremony was Anthony's grandfather, Karl R. Brown, a 14-year Air Force veteran, who served during the Korean War era. Anthony's mother, Kim, wife, Deisree, and sons Carter, 4, and Grant, 2, were also at the ceremony.