ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs will wear a helmet patch to honor the Georgia-based 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team during their game against South Carolina on Saturday. The 1-inch by 1.5-inch patch will be a replica of the combat team’s shoulder sleeve insignia.
The 48th IBCT is comprised of approximately 3,000 Georgians and is currently deployed in Afghanistan with the mission of training and mentoring the Afghan Army and Police. The brigade, which is part of the Georgia National Guard, is headquartered out of Macon, with subordinate battalions based in Calhoun, Forsyth, Griffin, Savannah, Statesboro and Winder. Additional company level units are from smaller towns throughout the state.
"When I heard that the 48th was from throughout the state of Georgia, I was excited about the opportunity," head coach Mark Richt said. "Hopefully, this is a sign of our appreciation for all the men and women who are serving and for their families as well. We owe them all the support we can give."