Soldier Retires After 11 Years of Military Service

SSG Tony Ballew has just retired from the Army with a full retirement after only 11 years.
He was offered the early retirement just last week and stated , “I love the Army National Guard, but how could anyone turn down this offer”. SSG Ballew stated that he would be seeking other employment somewhere on the Gulf of Mexico. When asked why the beach, he stated, ” My wife and children would be a lot happier and a happy wife means a happy life”. Unfortunately, we didn’t get much more time with him. He told us, “If you want more time, you can bring me one of those umbrella drinks to me at the beach on St. George Island”.