WACO — Members of the 1-124th Cavalry Squadron, 36th Infantry Division, from the Texas National Guard were honored by hundreds from the Fort Hood-area Saturday at Waco High School as they prepared to deploy.
About 200 soldiers from the Texas National Guard will make their way to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt in the coming days.
The cavalry troopers will partner with about 12 other nations in support of the Multinational Force and Observers organization that implements the security provisions of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
The cavalry troopers are no strangers to the mission, as this is the group’s second rotation to the Peninsula.
“It is an honor to recognize such a storied unit with cavalrymen that are the best at what they do,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Adame, the assistant division commander for the 36th Infantry Division. “They achieve positive results every day as they help others and continue to serve our country.”
The peace treaty was the result of the Camp David Peace Accords, which were signed in 1978. The treaty was signed in 1979.
The nearly 40-year legacy of lasting peace in the region is a point of pride for those who serve to maintain the provisions of the treaty.
“This is our second time doing the MFO mission,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Marius Pusar, the squadron’s senior enlisted soldier. “It is an absolute honor to be a part of something that does so much good in the world.”