Unbridled Service: Why they serve in Kentucky

Aug. 17, 2010 | By kentuckyguard
ACH By Spc. Scott Raper, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Spc. James Farris, 223rd Military Police Co. [caption id="attachment_2313" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Spc. James Farris, Assistant Instructor with the 238th Regional Training Institute"] Spc. James Farris of the 223rd Military Police Company remembers the National Guard from his childhood.  As a kid, he said he remembers Guardsmen coming to the aid of flood victims and other natural disasters.  Farris joined for the state missions to assist and support his fellow Kentuckians. “Now I want to be that guy, to come help my neighbors,” he said. Farris said he loves interacting with locals and recognizes the quality treatment and respect he receives as a member of the Kentucky National Guard.  Farris continues to see the changes in attitudes and confidence gained through his service as a Citizen Soldier. “The Kentucky National Guard has made me realize more of what I can do and can be, not what I can’t.  It’s made me step up to challenges I never thought were possible.  Now I realize what is possible and I do it,” said Farris.

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