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The Bronze Star Mortarman

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Multimedia audio slideshow on Bronze Star with Valor recipient, U.S. Army Spc. Joshua R. Wood, a mortarman from Pontotoc, MS, assigned to Bayonet Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack.

Photos and audio taken from the Ganjgal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province and Combat Outpost Fortress, December 10th-12th.

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Operation Eagle Claw II

 

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – A multimedia audio slideshow on Soldiers from Bayonet Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, during Operation Eagle Claw II in the Ganjgal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, December 10th-13th.

The operation uncovered eight improvised explosive devices, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, multiple weapons and killed 11 insurgent fighters.

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Mortarman shares close calls, passion for his job

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell
Task Force Bastogne Public

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – He’s a calm individual. His voice is barely above a whisper.

Maybe because waiting for the enemy to attack in a hastily built fighting position in the Hindu Kush Mountains makes everybody whisper. Maybe because he doesn’t get that excited anymore.

Whatever the reason, he rarely raises his voice when asked about his three combat tours during his seven years in the Army.

Rarely. Except when he talks about blowing things up.

U.S. Army Spc. Corey C. Canterbury, a mortarman from Ocean Springs, MS, assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, kneels down after firing a mortar round on a mountainside overlooking the Ganjgal Valley in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Corey C. Canterbury, a mortarman from Ocean Springs, MS, assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, kneels down after firing a mortar round on a mountainside overlooking the Ganjgal Valley in eastern Afghanistan Dec. 11th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Operation Eagle Claw II concludes

 

Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security and coalition forces concluded operations December 12th in the Ganjgal Valley of the Sarkani District located in the Kunar Province.

The early morning operation began December 10th with an insertion of the combined security force into the mountains near the villages of Ganjgal, Dam Darye and Bargay.  

Afghan National Army soldiers of 2nd Company, Command Outpost Penich, take a break along the way to their objective during Joint Operation Eagle Claw II in Kunar Province Dec. 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Andy Barrera, Task Force Bastogne)

Afghan National Army soldiers of 2nd Company, Command Outpost Penich, take a break along the way to their objective during Joint Operation Eagle Claw II in Kunar Province Dec. 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Andy Barrera, Task Force Bastogne)

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Operation Eagle Claw II: Visiting the Taliban at home

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – Whoop. Whoop. Whoop. The sounds of helicopters echoed through the Ganjgal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province the morning of December 10th.

Swarming, then hovering as expertly as hummingbirds, the CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60 Black Hawks dropped their cargo simultaneously on multiple ridges overlooking the Taliban stronghold only a few kilometers from the Pakistan border.

U.S. Army Spc. Joshua R. Wood, a mortar man from Pontotoc, MS, assigned to Bayonet Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, uses his entrenching tool to fill sandbags for his fighting position on a mountainside overlooking the Ganjgal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Dec. 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Joshua R. Wood, a mortar man from Pontotoc, MS, assigned to Bayonet Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, uses his entrenching tool to fill sandbags for his fighting position on a mountainside overlooking the Ganjgal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Dec. 10th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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