April 18, 2011
Sgt. Daniel Stoddard, a resident of Milton-Freewater, Ore., and a member of F Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) receives the Combat Infantryman's Badge during a ceremony at Joint Base Balad. Sgt. Daniel Stoddard and his brother Pfc. Zac Stoddard both serve in F Company in the 3-116th Cavalry Regiment, but they have different jobs and are in different platoons within F Company.
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Touchet natives Zac and Daniel Stoddard took different routes to Joint Base Balad, but now serve in the same unit during their deployment.
JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- They were always clearly identifiable, the older sibling and his kid brother, and though they traveled down separate roads to Iraq, they stand as a sound example of the eternal bond generated during childhood that survives and pr