Subject: PICTURE FROM AFGHANISTAN
From: <_____.manganaro@us.army.mil>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 10:06:00 GMT
To: Biellc5@aol.com

Sorry it has been over 2 months since you sent me the flag, but i have been traveling this sand filled country staying busy. I am going home in about a week and i have compiled the pictures that i have taken over the past 8 months. The single picture of the Flag of Heroes is from a part of southern Afghanistan known as Panjway, where the largest NATO combat battle occured known as Operation MEDUSA. This flag was flown over the US command center and served as a motivation tool to all those involved. The second photo is of a local national worker and myself with the flag. I had a linguist explain to the worker the meaning of the flag and why i carried it around. He expressed his sympathies and said that he is very thankful for what the US is doing to make Afghanistan safe.

Thank you again for all your support.

1LT Manganaro
Support Platoon Leader
3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)

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PHOTO GALLERY
The Flag of Heroes - Panjway - Southern Afghanistan - 2007.