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Visit renews bonds with Afghan village

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, helps provide security as Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Forces move to a July 14th meeting with the village of Shamun in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province.

Authorities visited the village in order to reconnect with the community, which has seen few official visits during the past several years.

From left, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth R. Shriver of Clarksville, TN, a platoon sergeant, and 1st Lt. Hugh A. Lewis of Layton, Utah, a platoon leader, both with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, join with elders of the village of Shamun in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province July 14th to listen to discussions of various local programs. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
From left, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth R. Shriver of Clarksville, TN, a platoon sergeant, and 1st Lt. Hugh A. Lewis of Layton, Utah, a platoon leader, both with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, join with elders of the village of Shamun in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province July 14th to listen to discussions of various local programs. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

 

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U.S. Army Sgt. Kelley J. O'Donnell of Jonesboro, Ga., a squad leader with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, helps provide security as Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Forces. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Army Sgt. Kelley J. O'Donnell of Jonesboro, Ga., a squad leader with 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, helps provide security as Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Forces. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Afghan National Army Lt. Hesamodin, a platoon leader with 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, greets an elder from the village of Shamun in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province during a July 14th meeting. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Afghan National Army Lt. Hesamodin, a platoon leader with 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, greets an elder from the village of Shamun in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province during a July 14th meeting. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle A. Petry of West Manchester, Ohio, a squad leader for 2nd Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, helps provide security for a July 14th meeting with the village of Shamun in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province.(Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle A. Petry of West Manchester, Ohio, a squad leader for 2nd Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, helps provide security for a July 14th meeting with the village of Shamun in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province.(Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Afghan National Army Lt. Hesamodin, a platoon leader with 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, and residents of the village of Shamun in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province listen to discussions during a July 14th meeting. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Afghan National Army Lt. Hesamodin, a platoon leader with 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, and residents of the village of Shamun in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province listen to discussions during a July 14th meeting. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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