Check out Luke’s blog about his time preparing for and then embedding with my unit. He brings an entirely different perspective on what it is like to be here. He’s a great writer and has some awesome pictures.
“They are why we are doing this.” SFC Brian McFadden of Bloomington, Minnesota told me as we were walking through a field in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.
A group of children had run up to meet us shortly after we dismounted from our gigantic, 25,000 pound Maxx Pros. We were now treading on their soil; seeing them eye to eye.
Deep down, the children of Afghanistan are no different than our children. They love to run, they laugh, they dance, when schools are available they are eager to learn.
These are the faces I’ll be thinking of as I start in editing the video documentary featuring the work of the Minnesota National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team.