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Soldier returns to duty after suicide attack

 

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

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBastogneNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – “We were doing a traffic control point when a female walked up and detonated herself 10 meters from me,” said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Derek L. Ashman.

On June 21st, Ashman, of San Diego, platoon sergeant of 1st Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, was on the Sholtan Bridge in the Shigal District when he was struck by shrapnel from an insurgent’s suicide vest in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province, leaving scars he bares today.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Derek L. Ashman of San Diego, platoon sergeant of 1st Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack plays volleyball with local Afghan children after a Sept. 26th key leader engagement. (Photos by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Derek L. Ashman of San Diego, platoon sergeant of 1st Platoon, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack plays volleyball with local Afghan children after a Sept. 26th key leader engagement. (Photos by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs)

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