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Soldier follows father’s footsteps

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Grant Matthes
Regional Command-East Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRegional Command East - Combined Joint Task Force - 101Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Many sons aspire to follow in their fathers’ footsteps. U.S. Army Pfc. John L. Pillow is no exception.

Pfc. Pillow’s father is U.S. Army Col. James Pillow, Task Force MED-East chief of operations.

Col. Pillow, a nearly 26-year Army veteran, began his career at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Years later Pfc. Pillow, now assigned to 2nd Platoon, Troop A, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, did the same.

“I thought it was very unique that my son and I both went to Leonard Wood for basic training,” said Col. Pillow, Madeira Beach, FL, native.

Col. James Pillow, Task Force MED-East chief of operations, and U.S. Army Pfc. John L. Pillow, a medic, 101st Airborne Division, eat Thanksgiving dinner together at Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar Province Nov. 25th. James and John Pillow are both assigned to Regional Command-East, eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. Bridgette Scott, Task Force MED-East)

Col. James Pillow, Task Force MED-East chief of operations, and U.S. Army Pfc. John L. Pillow, a medic, 101st Airborne Division, eat Thanksgiving dinner together at Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar Province Nov. 25th. James and John Pillow are both assigned to Regional Command-East, eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. Bridgette Scott, Task Force MED-East)

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