Category Archives: Soldier portraits

Q&A with Pfc. Jonathan Lucas of Creighton, Neb.

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.
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Pfc. Jonathan Lucas

Hometown: Creighton / Age: 20 / 64th Military Police Company out of Fort Hood

Q: You leave today. When did you arrive?

A: When did we …
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Q&A with Staff Sgt. Ben Groth of Moville

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.

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Staff Sgt. Ben Groth
Hometown: Moville, Iowa / Age: 23 / Iowa National Guard’s 734th Agribusiness Development Team 

Q: You and other members of the agribusiness team built the

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Q&A with Spc. Eric Armstrong of South Sioux City

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.

 

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Spc. Eric Armstrong

 

Hometown: South Sioux City, Neb. / Age: 28 / Iowa National Guard’s 1-113th Cavalry Squadron

 

Q: How did you come to be

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Q&A with Spc. William Gomez of Columbus, Neb.

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.
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Spc. William Gomez

Hometown:  Columbus, Neb. / Age: 32 / Iowa National Guard’s 1-113th Cavalry Squadron, Charlie Troop

Q: What’s this nickname of yours that I keep hearing about?

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Q&A with Spc. Scott Dougherty of Des Moines

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.
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Spc. Scott Dougherty

Hometown: Des Moines / Age: 42 / Iowa National Guard’s 1-113th Cavalry Squadron’s Headquarters and Headquarters Troop

Q: What has surprised you about Afghanistan?

A: How …
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Q&A with Spc. Ian Winkler of Gretna

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.

 

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Spc. Ian Winkler

 

Hometown: Gretna / Age: 29 / Nebraska National Guard’s 623rd Engineer Company

 

Q: What do you like about the work you do here?

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Q&A with Sgt. Nathan Meyer of Minden

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.

 

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Sgt. Nathan Meyer

 

Hometown: Minden, Neb. / Age: 29 / Nebraska National Guard’s 623rd Engineer Company

 

Q: This is your third deployment?

 

A: I …

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Q&A with Jesse “Doc” Hall of Blair

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.

Spc. Jesse “Doc” Hall

Hometown: Blair / Age: 24 / 1-168th Battalion of the Iowa National Guard, Delta Company

Q: What do you do here?

A: I run the medic …

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Q&A with Spc. Brad Mrsny of Omaha

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.

 

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Spc. Brad Mrsny

Hometown: Omaha / Age: 22 / 615th Battalion Military Police, based in Germany

Q: You’ve been stationed away from home for 2 1/2 years. When

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Q&A with Spc. Brad Fager of Atlantic

An occasional series of chats with one of our troops.

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Spc. Brad Fager

Hometown: Atlantic, Iowa / Age: 22 / 1-168th Battalion of the Iowa National Guard Delta CompanySpc. Brad Fager, 22, of Atlantic, Iowa, at Combat Outpost Zormat, Afghanistan. This is his first deployment. (Photo by Alyssa Schukar/The World-Herald)

Q: How do you spend your time here?

A: Half …

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