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101st Combat Aviation Soldiers Rebuild one gate at a time

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – On the morning of December 2nd, 2012, insurgents detonated a truck laden with explosives next to Forward Operating Base Fenty in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, and detonated it.

A two-hour battle followed and the insurgents were defeated by the cooperation of coalition and Afghan forces. The insurgents were defeated, but a gate was destroyed as a result of the battle.

Spc. Joshua Finley, E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment allied trade specialist, a native of Cortez, CO, makes welds along the edge of a gate as daylight wanes at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 11th. The gate being constructed to replace the one destroyed in an insurgent attack on the FOB on Dec. 2nd. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Spc. Joshua Finley, E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment allied trade specialist, a native of Cortez, CO, makes welds along the edge of a gate as daylight wanes at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 11th. The gate being constructed to replace the one destroyed in an insurgent attack on the FOB on Dec. 2nd. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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