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(Host) It’s no secret that soldiers count the days until the end of their deployment. But one Vermont company has a more formal way of keeping track of the time left in Afghanistan. It’s a ceremony called the Marking of the Line in which the order is given to ‘present pen’, rather than ‘present arms’. The company is the Bravo Company maintenance unit based at Camp Phoenix in Kabul.
VPR’s Steve Zind, who’s been with the guard in Afghanistan attended one recent ceremony with company commander 1st Lieutenant Dustin Sigler of Castleton.