Topic: Improvised Explosive Device
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Bagram, Afghanistan – Transporting cargo rapidly, safely and precisely is the main goal for the riggers and their partners that take part in the daily aerial supply delivery operations.
The importance of this sort of operation is in its name, low cost low altitudes. The reason it’s called this is because the parachutes are one time disposable parachutes.
The 113th meeting.
Clarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Medical Center. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.
The meeting begins at 7:00pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.
Topic: “Serving Uncle Sam in the 50th Ohio Infantry”
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – They call themselves the Mavericks. Members of the 32nd Transportation Company, 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in support of Task Force Lifeliner.
Their mission is a big one. To make sure supplies get out to remote operating bases. Then to turn back around with equipment that is no longer needed. Ensuring security for those full, heavy loads; they travel some of the most dangerous highways in the world. Not a job that could be considered typical.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear orders Flags to Half Staff on July 10th to honor fallen Fort Campbell Soldier
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter was posthumously awarded the Kentucky Medal of Freedom, May 28th. His Family accepted the honor during a ceremony held in Lexington, KY.
In April of 2009, I, then Pfc. Joe Padula, was introduced to a young, strong man of about 24 years old. He stood tall in a stance, built with confidence. He wore a combat patch on his right sleeve. I could tell this man has been tested before, and I was a lost Soldier at Fort Campbell who had just found Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter — thank God.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers with 2nd Platoon, 49th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army’s EOD team from the 4th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203 Corps, with running a counter improvised explosive device lane for the 4th Khandak Route Clearance Company, June 20th, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan.
Fort Campbell, KY – Sergeant Corey Edwin Garver, 26, of Topsham, Maine, died June 23rd when his dismounted patrol encountered an Improvised Explosive Device in the Paktiya Province of Afghanistan.
Garver was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an infantryman. He joined the Army in June 2007.
Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan – As the only transportation company in Regional Command-North and nearly a couple months away from completing their deployment in Afghanistan, a special group of tight-knit soldiers drive on as they continue to conduct convoy escort team missions.
The 1245th Transportation Company, 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, gear-up daily to support Task Force Lifeliner, which is charged with the sustainment of the warfighter, all while supporting the retrograde mission.
Fort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell Soldiers died June 3rd when their dismounted patrol encountered an Improvised Explosive Device in Tsamkani, Afghanistan.
Identified were 2nd Lt. Justin Lee Sisson, 23, of Phoenix, AZ, and Spc. Robert Allan Pierce, 20, of Panama, OK.
Fort Campbell, KY – Warrant Officer Sean W. Mullen, 39, of Rehobeth Beach, DE, died June 2nd, 2013, in Ghur Ghuri, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from an improvised explosive device.
Mullen was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, KY, as an assistant detachment commander for a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA), or A-team. He was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was Mullen’s sixth deployment in support of an overseas contingency operation.
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