||Corinth Man promoted to Brigadier General
TUPELO, Miss. — It was a day of celebration for Brigadier General John Rhodes and his family.
General Rhodes has been with the Mississippi National Guard for more than 25 years.
He was promoted from Colonel to Brigadier General on Saturday.
General Rhodes is assigned as commander of the Jackson based 66th Troop Command.
The 66th Troop Command helps with relief following natural disasters within the state such as Hurricane Katrina.
"I am fortunate enough to receive this promotion, but a whole lot of other people have earned it for me," said General Rhodes. "Earned it for me from the aspect of my family obviously, my Lord and Savior and the soldiers I have served with through out my 25 years of Mississippi's Army National Guard."
Dozens attended and watched as General Rhodes' wife pinned her husband after immediately being promoted.