To the Editor:
I want to share my happy news. My son is coming home on July 4 after a year of deployment in Afghanistan.
His name is Yaroslav Sobal, he is a Specialist in the Army’s 172nd Infantry Brigade. He was stationed in Southeast Afghanistan at a small outpost, where his unit’s mission was to train the local police force and block the movement of weapons from Pakistan to Afghanistan by the Taliban.
His unit spent most of their deployment on missions that involved direct conflict with the enemy. I want to thank my friends and family for all their prayers and support. God bless these men who are still there and families who are waiting for them. I hope they come home safe.