On May 20, 2005, members of the U.S. and
Uruguayan armed forces celebrated U.S. Armed Forces Day.
Approximately 120 people from the Uruguayan and United States
armies, air forces, and navies gathered at the estancia
La Redención on Rte 5, north of Montevideo,
to commemorate the occasion.
The senior Uruguayan military officers present
at the celebration were: Uruguayan Army General Wins and
General Grossi, Uruguayan Navy Vice Admiral Daners, Uruguayan
Air Force General Bonelli. The Senior U.S. defense representative,
Colonel Maria L. Cordero presided over the ceremony.
US Colors, US Armed Forces Service Flags and Uruguayan National Flag
Armed Forces Day Cake.
US ODC Officers cutting the cake (left to right: LTC Anderson, Col. Cordero, CDR White)
Commander White and Uruguayan Navy Capitan Sorrenti.
U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation
Chief, Colonel Maria L. Cordero and Senior Uruguayan military