Soldier Retires From Military After 11 Years of Service

SSG Ballew is retiring from the Army National Guard with full benefits after only 11 years. He was offered the early retirement last week and stated, ” I love the Army National Guard and being a part of something bigger than myself, but could anyone really turn down this offer?” SSG Ballew is currently seeking employment in the sales career field somewhere on the Gulf of Mexico. When asked why he had chosen the Gulf of Mexico, he stated, “my wife and daughters would love it there, and as we all know, a happy wife means a happy life”. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get, now know as, Mr. Ballew to stick around for more questioning, but he told us, ” If you have any more questions, feel free to ask them when you bring me one of those umbrella drinks on the beach on St. George Island”.