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Soldier retells battles in Watapur: Stress management clinic eases Soldier’s inner conflict

 

Written by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr.
Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Three knocks at my office door indicated he arrived. He entered the room as if most of the world was lifted from his shoulders. He told me he had just come from another visit at the combat stress clinic.

He sat down and explained he was ready to tell his story and tell why he encourages Soldiers seek help. He relaxed, settled back in his chair and said, “My name is Sgt. Kevin Garrison, and this is my story of 3rd Platoon, Company D, in Afghanistan.”

U.S. Army Sgt. Kevin Garrison, a squad leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, tells his story February 4th about his experiences in eastern Afghanistan’s Pech River Valley. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. Kevin Garrison, a squad leader assigned to 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, tells his story February 4th about his experiences in eastern Afghanistan’s Pech River Valley. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Operation Bulldog Bite

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – Multimedia piece on Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bulldog, completing the final phase of Operation Bulldog Bite in the Pech River Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, November 25th, 2010.

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Bulldog Bites into mountainside: Joint operation clears Pech River Valley

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – On a mountainside plateau 7,500 feet high in the Taliban-infested Pech River Valley, something moved in the night.

It wasn’t the wiry Afghans who reside in the mountains. They know when night falls to retreat to their homes.

It was U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Lucas A. Kammerer with Bushmaster Company navigating the treacherous terrain in the dead of night.

“There’s a myth, I think, amongst us coalition forces and International Security Assistance Forces that there are some places we can’t go,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joseph A. Ryan, Task Force Bulldog commander. “That is absolutely and unequivocally untrue. We can go anywhere we want to go. We have the technology to support it, but most importantly … our infantrymen are tougher, stronger, more capable and better trained than the enemy is,” the Pearl River, NY, native added.

A Soldier from Bushmaster Company, Task Force Bulldog takes a short breather on a mountainside at about 7,000 feet as the sun rises over the Pech River Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Nov. 23rd. The Soldiers teamed up with members of the Afghan National Army during a month-long series of operations to clear some of the most dangerous parts of Task Force Bulldog’s area of operations. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

A Soldier from Bushmaster Company, Task Force Bulldog takes a short breather on a mountainside at about 7,000 feet as the sun rises over the Pech River Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Nov. 23rd. The Soldiers teamed up with members of the Afghan National Army during a month-long series of operations to clear some of the most dangerous parts of Task Force Bulldog’s area of operations. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Task Force Bulldog remembers 6 fallen comrades

 

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

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – Six fallen Soldiers from Task Force Bulldog were honored during a memorial service at Combat Outpost Honikker Miracle in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province November 21st.

The Soldiers were all attached to Abu Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.

Spc. Shane H. Ahmed from Chesterfield, MI; Spc. Shannon M. Chihuahua from Thomasville, GA; Spc. Nathan E. Lillard from Knoxville, TN; Spc. Scott T. Nagorski from Greenfield, WI; Spc. Jesse A. Snow from Fairborn, OH; and Pfc. Christian M. Warriner from Mills River, NC; all died of wounds sustained during combat in Operation Bulldog Bite November 14th.

The fallen heroes were remembered by their brothers in arms during the memorial ceremony.

Soldiers kneel and leave memorabilia for their fallen comrades during a memorial service for six Soldiers from Abu Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment (Task Force Bulldog), 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Combat Outpost Honikker Miracle in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Nov. 21st. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

Soldiers kneel and leave memorabilia for their fallen comrades during a memorial service for six Soldiers from Abu Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment (Task Force Bulldog), 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, at Combat Outpost Honikker Miracle in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province Nov. 21st. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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Afghan, coalition forces conclude operations in eastern Pech Valley

 

Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs Office

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneKunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces concluded clearing operations November 17th in the eastern Pech River Valley, Kunar Province.

The combined security force had moved into the Watapur Valley to search for militants and weapons caches November 14th.

Reports indicate that as many as 49 insurgents may have been killed during the security sweep of the area. «Read the rest of this article»

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