(Savannah, GA) Coastal Catering Alliance Feeds Troops Returning From Iraq

The Coastal Catering Alliance (CCA) is proud to participate in the upcoming Welcome Home Celebration for the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment (Assault Helicopter) 3rd Infantry Division—also known as the Marne Division—on September 19th at Daffin Park.  Over 600 people are expected to attend this private event to welcome the soldiers home from war.  
Coastal Catering Alliance is donating their time and talent in order to provide the food service for the Welcome Home Celebration as a courtesy in appreciation of the service and sacrifice of these soldiers and their families.  Opening Ceremonies begin at 11AM, with food service beginning at 11:30.  The local radio station I-95 will be broadcasting Live and Entertainment and Recreation activities will be on hand for soldiers and their families including playground and bounce equipment on site for children as a courtesy of the Savannah Sand Gnats.  Additionally, there will be a complimentary Beer tasting hosted by Moon River Brewing Company.
“The Coastal Catering Alliance appreciates both the military personnel and their families for the unselfish sacrifices they have made so that we can enjoy the freedoms of our great country.  We are both humbled and proud by this wonderful and unique opportunity to serve those who serve us,” says CCA co-founder, Chef Paul Ganem.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom III, the Marne Assault Battalion conducted 231 air assaults and raids, safely transported nearly 132,000 coalition forces and flew 26,000 combat hours—more than any other UH-60 Blackhawk Battalion in recent history.
The 3rd Infantry Division came to be known as the “Marne Division” after World War I.  While under a barrage of enemy fire the 3rd Division Soldiers stood solid as a rock at the Marne River in France, taking the brunt of what was to be the last German offensive of the war, known as the famous "Peace Storm."  This feat of arms, in which they stood their ground like a rock at the Marne, was called "…one of the most brilliant pages in the annals of military history" and earned the 3rd Infantry Division the proud nickname: "The Marne Division."  The 3rd ID has one of the most successful combat records of any U.S. Ar my division.  It has paid a high price for this distinction, suffering nearly 35,000 wartime casualties.  www.stewart.army.mil
The Coastal Catering Alliance (CCA) is a professional hospitality cooperative that offers an expansion of services not available from other small independent firms including the ability to cater an event for up to 30,000 people.  The CCA is made up of some of the areas top chefs and catering companies who are licensed, insured, and approved by the Chatham County health department.  Fresh, high quality and authentic southern gourmet cuisine is delivered out of pr ofessional temperature regulated vehicles by food service professionals guaranteeing that all products are served at the proper temperatures, ensuring safety and taste.  www.thecoastalcateringalliance.com

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