Afghanistan

Patriot Profiles: ‘I was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime’

Patriot Profiles: ‘I was embarking on the adventure of a lifetime’

This column presents “Patriot Profiles” to provide readers insight into the lives of our country’s heroes.

By Jeanne McKinney

It was an unusual Christmas Day in Musa Qal’eh, Afghanistan, the last stop of an historic tour. Everyone in 2nd Battalion 7th Fox Company (2/7) was excited for the arrival of Marine Corps Commandant James Amos and his travel partner, Mrs. Bonnie Amos. On Dec 21, 2012, the Amos’ left the U.S. and flew in military aircraft across seas and continents to their destination:  Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in the wilds of the country. On their hearts and minds were thousands of troops working hard in a war-torn...

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