This story from the public affairs staff at the 446th Airlift Wing is particularly touching. It’s about a lieutenant colonel diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma while in New Zealand for Operation Deep Freeze last year.
Lt. Col. Joe Nauman, the commander of the 97th Airlift Squadron, is feeling better. But he wanted to thank the Kiwi doctor who diagnosed him, so he flew back to Christchurch to show his appreciation in person.
This blog is often filled with stories of death and suffering, so a story like this is a nice change of pace to start the day.
Other local links:
5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Gates Visits Soldiers at Sharp End of Conflict [DVIDS]
4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Air Cav UAV Hub Reaches 20,000 Flight Hours [DVIDS]
17th Fires Brigade
Soldier’s honors, fiancée surprise wife [The News Tribune]
Soldier apologizes for faking injury origin, rank [WFRV-tv]
Spc. Jordan Olson of New London tells WFRV-TV that he’s sorry for misrepresenting his military experience [Appleton Post-Crescent]
New London Soldier May Have Misrepresented Himself [WBAY-TV]
Water Patrol [DVIDS]
Top NCO Observes Thunderbolt Soldiers Train Iraqis [DVIDS]