There is some news from the frontlines in Iraq I wanted to personally share with you. As you know, our anchorman, Pat Simon, is on duty in Bagdad, Iraq. He is with other Louisiana National Guardsmen stationed at Camp Liberty.
Just a few days ago, Pat was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. You can click here to see some photos from the ceremony held on the roof of the brigade headquarters. And it's just like Pat to credit others with his success. He said he made it this far mostly because of the many soldiers who helped guide and support him through his nearly 23 years of service.
Pat has been on duty in Iraq since March. He is scheduled to return to Louisiana, and KSLA 12, in December. From all of us back home, congratulations to Lieutenant Colonel Pat Simon. I'm James Smith.