Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sgt. Obray named Chicago Bulls honorary team captain

As posted on ABC News 7 - Chicago

"March 24, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The crowd cheered after the Bulls named Sergeant David Obray honorary team captain at Tuesday's game against the Pistons."

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Sgt. Obray hits magazine newsstands across America

Timothy L. Hale
Army Reserve Public Affairs

Sgt. David Obray appears in the April 2009 issue of Men's Health Magazine on page 52.

He is featured in the "Belly Off Club" section, highlighting his amazing physical transformation.

Here's an excerpt from the article.

The Change: Obray was excited for his brother to return from military duty in Afghanistan, and channeled that excitement into running. Later, the two brothers lifted weights together. Obray grew stronger and leaner, and then enlisted in the Army Reserve. He qualified (barely) to run with Alpha, the most physically fit group. "My drill sergeant asked if I could hang with Alpha or if I wanted to move down to Bravo, and because he doubted me I was motivated to prove him wrong," Obray says.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sgt. Obray marches in Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade

Courtney Wittman
Office of the Chief, Public Affairs-Midwest

Army Reserve and Deparment of the Army Soldier of the Year, Sgt. David Obray, marched in the 54th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Chicago on Tuesday, March 17, 2009.

Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, 416th Theater Engineer Command (USAR) and ROTC Cadets from Loyola University and DePaul University marched in the parade. The parade route was lined by over 250,000 spectators on Columbus Drive. Obray marched in front of the combined formation and was announced separately, for his achievements as Soldier of the Year.

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