Sgt. Rosco D. Twilligear arrived in Washington, D.C.from Guam for the Quality of Life and Family Readiness and National Capitol Reenlistment Ceremony on Saturday, 16 April 2011. He is assigned to 797th Engineer Battalion in Guam and has been in the Army Reserve for approximately 18 years.
When asked about his deployment experience to Iraq from 2004-2005, Sgt. Twilligear said his experience was very interesting, and in fact a little scary at first. Since it was the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 2, he claimed that at times, it was a daily learning process. That being said, Sgt. Twilligear’s unit of assignment, the 411th Engineer Battalion, adapted pretty quickly. According to him, “It was shocking, but for me, a good experience and a reality check for many things we take advantage of every day at home.”
Sgt. Twilligear’s fiancée, Michelle Papas, accompanied him to Washington, D.C. They both reside in Guam where Michelle is a nurse and Sgt. Twilligear owns his own water sports company called “Sea Runner”. He is a Boat Captain for his company, which includes lots of parasailing. He has not talked Michelle into trying the parasailing yet, but will definitely continue to try. Sgt. Twilligear has a 9 year-old daughter named Chloe and Michelle has a 20 year-old son named Michael.