The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department would like to congratulate Captain Doug Hurd on his retirement from the Army National Guard on December 1, 2017 after 20 years of service. Doug joined the National Guard on August 22nd, 1997 at the age of 33 years old. He left for Basic Training on Jan 4th, 1998 and went to Fort Leonard Wood MO. 65473-8935 until 4/17/1998. Doug was in the National Guard unit out of Rocky Mount, Virginia. The 1173 Transportation deployed on Feb 7, 2003 for Operation Enduring Freedom joining the 1032nd Transportation Company out of Gate City, VA 24251 to Kuwait & Iraq and returned to Fort Eustis, VA 23604 on April 4, 2004. Since that time Doug has remained active in the National Guard serving out community, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and our great Country. Doug has been with our department since 1999. Thank you Doug!