As seven soldiers head for the Winter Olympics, the call is out for one of them to be picked as flag bearer for the U.S. during the Parade of Nations in Sochi, Russia.
NBC raised the question, and its list of top picks for flag bearer on the NBC Olympics website includes two from the Army contingent: Capt. Chris Fogt and veteran Steven Holcomb. The list includes several other Olympic competitors.
A Facebook page for soldiers, U.S Army W.T.F! moments, is rallying soldiers to vote for Fogt, an Iraq veteran who’s on the bobsled team Night Train, along with Holcomb, who is pictured above. Fogt is pictured below.
Soldiers going to the Olympics, in addition to Fogt and Holcomb, are Sgt. Nick Cunningham, Sgt. Justin Olsen, Sgt. Dallas Robinson, Sgt. Preston Griffall and Sgt. Matt Mortensen. Three military family members are going: Ashley Wagner, and sisters Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux.
Want the flag bearer to be someone who truly waves the flag? You can cast your vote on the NBC site at http://goo.gl/rvaWn4
See the Army Times print edition that comes out on Monday for profiles of the military Olympians.