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Army sergeant finds his passion in baking

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis
Regional Command East Public Affairs 
 
Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Whoever said “never trust a skinny chef” could not have been thinking about military cooks at the time. Meet the 185-pound U.S. Army Sgt. Bill McDonald.

McDonald is a 28 year old Quincy, IL, native and a baker in the Command Joint Task Force 101 commander’s chow hall. He is especially known for his creative work in making cakes.

McDonald is currently deployed to Afghanistan. He started making cakes in May; about a month of he arrived to Bagram Airfield.

“No one really showed me how to make cakes,” McDonald said. “One day, someone told me to make one by reading the directions but, let me tell you, there’s a lot more to it than that.”

U.S. Army Sgt. Bill McDonald decorates a cake Joint Operations Center’s in the dining facility on Bagram Airfield Oct. 18th. McDonald is a 28-year-old Quincy, IL, native and a baker in the Combined Joint Task Force 101 commander’s DFAC. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command East Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Bill McDonald decorates a cake Joint Operations Center’s in the dining facility on Bagram Airfield Oct. 18th. McDonald is a 28-year-old Quincy, IL, native and a baker in the Combined Joint Task Force 101 commander’s DFAC. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Scott Davis, Regional Command East Public Affairs)

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