The morning was overcast but warm on Fort Jackson, May 3. Chairs lined the sidewalk in front of a dining facility as a red, white and blue pennant swayed in the morning’s gentle breeze.

Even though rain threatened, roughly 100 Soldiers, civilians and Family members solemnly gathered at the 369th Adjutant General Battalion dining facility, witness the building’s dedication ceremony. The dining facility was renamed to remember and honor the life and service of Cpl. Samuel F. Pearson, an Army finance specialist killed in action on Oct. 10, 2007.