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A day in the life of an Army truck driver

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Garrett Bartlett has logged thousands of miles across barren landscapes.

In the United States, he drove tractor-trailers for a milk company in New Mexico on cross-country routes for two years. Now, in Afghanistan, he carries the mail and supplies vital to the well-being of Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar Province.

Yet, U.S. Army Spc. Garrett Bartlett just keeps on trucking.

U.S. Army Spc. Garrett Bartlett, maneuvers his light medium tactical vehicle trailer through the supply yard Nov. 17th at Forward Operating Base Fenty. Bartlett, a native of McQueeney, Texas, has driven more than 11,000 miles of convoy routes since arriving in country three months ago. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Spc. Garrett Bartlett, maneuvers his light medium tactical vehicle trailer through the supply yard Nov. 17th at Forward Operating Base Fenty. Bartlett, a native of McQueeney, Texas, has driven more than 11,000 miles of convoy routes since arriving in country three months ago. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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