Friday, July 9, 2010

There is a P Where There Once Was None

Earlier this week the Army Times had some very exciting news.  A couple Majors became promotable.

This kid's name was on the list.

Congratulations Major (P) Davenport.  That "P" sure looks nice.

Army announces lt. col. selections for promotion

Posted : Thursday Jul 8, 2010 9:28:43 EDT
Here are officers in the Army Competitive Category recommended for active-duty promotion to lieutenant colonel by a board that met in February and March, the Army announced today.

Darrisaw Colanders
Darville H W Hugh
Davenport Richard
Davila Diego
Davilaforti Jose R
Davis Christopher
Davis George W 

I'm so thrilled for you Richard!  I'm not sure anyone can understand the joy of this like a spouse.  I haven't known you since you were Private Davenport, but I am so honored to have been there since your 2LT days and Ranger School.  Life hasn't exactly been a walk in the park, but I've learned ... I've witnessed honor first hand.  

You amaze me.  You inspire me.
And through it all you remain irritatingly humble:).

Congratulations my MAJ(P) Davenport.
I love you.


  1. congratulations! I can only imagine how that must feel...I am sure that is something you don't GET unless you have been there. My hat goes off to you and your family!!

  2. congratulations on this happy news ... well deserved, i'm so happy for you all!