Monday, March 27, 2006

2323 Meet Chris White

He's training in NC to go to Afghanistan soon. He'll be blogging about his experiences. He says at his blog:

"Over the course of the next 14 months I will be using this site to capture the story of my adventure into the Panjshir Valley of Northern Afghanistan. . . Shortly after Christmas the Air Force informed me that I was being tasked as the lead Civil Engineer on a Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

Our PRT mission is not only the first of it’s kind, but it is also considered to be the most important mission in Afghanistan. Our primary focus will be to help legitimize the central Afghan government by directly supporting the governor of the Panjshir province. Our support will be lived out through various projects to potentially include building schools, roads, hospitals and other facilities, all in an effort to help the local Afghan people reach a quality of living the region hasn’t experienced since the Soviet invasion back in the late 1970’s, which lasted over a decade. There will be other PRT missions just like ours going on throughout Afghanistan. Over 40 other countries are directly supporting these PRT missions."

I'll be watching and praying for Chris.

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