Teacher Back From Afghanistan

Posted: November 23, 2012 at 2:10 a.m.

Romeo Gil Jr. talks Tuesday about some of his experiences while serving in Afghanistan at Parson Hills Elementary School in Springdale. Gil recently returned from serving in Afghanistan with the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 188th Fighter Wing.

Senior Airman Romeo Gil Jr. awoke early one morning last month to the sound of mortar rounds raining upon the air base in Afghanistan where he was stationed.

At A Glance

Air Strike

On Aug. 21, during Romeo Gil’s time at Bagram Air Base, rocket fire from insurgents damaged the parked transport plane used by Gen. Martin Dempsey, U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was asleep in his quarters at the time and was not injured. Two base service members were slightly wounded in the attack.

Source: Staff report

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