KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – There are many reasons one chooses to enlist in the military. For Spc. Romanthis Dillard the decision to join the Army Reserves was influenced in part by advice he got from his father, Romano Dillard.
"My dad encouraged me to do something different with my life," Dillard, a native of Minden, said. "I always wanted to join a branch of the military; I just didn't know which one."