• Townsend, Mont., natives, Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the Multi-National Division - Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major from and Mostad, a Postal Finance Clerk with the 747th Adjutant General Company (Postal) take time for a "family photo" following an end of tour award ceremony at the Striker Army Post Office on Sept. 19.

    Townsend, Mont., natives, Command Sgt. Maj...

    Townsend, Mont., natives, Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the Multi-National Division - Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major from and Mostad, a Postal Finance Clerk with the 747th Adjutant General Company (Postal) take time for a...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the Multi-National Division - Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major (kneeling) and 15th Personnel Service Battalion leadership poses for a photo opportunity after the end of tour awards ceremony for 1st Platoon, 747th Adjutant General Company (Postal) at the Striker Army Post Office on Sept. 19. The 1/747th, an Army Reserve unit from Helena, Mont., provided postal support to FOBs Rustimayah, Loyalty and Hammer for twelve months during their rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the...

    Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the Multi-National Division - Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major (kneeling) and 15th Personnel Service Battalion leadership poses for a photo opportunity after the end of tour awards ceremony for...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the Multi-National Division - Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major, pins a combat action badge on his nephew, Sgt. Kyle Mostad.  Mostad, a Townsend, Mont. native, earned the CAB during an indirect fire attack last December at Forward Operating Base Loyalty.

    Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the...

    Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow, the Multi-National Division - Baghdad and 1st Cavalry Division command sergeant major, pins a combat action badge on his nephew, Sgt. Kyle Mostad. Mostad, a Townsend, Mont. native, earned the CAB during an indirect...

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq -Sometimes soldiering is a family affair. This was especially true Sept. 19, when the Multi-National Division-Baghdad command sergeant major attended the 1st Platoon, 747th AG Company (Postal), 15th Personnel Services Battalion's end of tour awards ceremony at here Army Post Office.

Townsend, Mont., native Command Sgt. Maj. Philip Johndrow not only addressed the platoon members, , an Army Reserve unit from Helena, Mont., but also pinned Combat Action Badges on three Soldiers, one of whom was his nephew, Sgt. Kyle Mostad.

"It's a good feeling to know that I had family nearby during this deployment," Mostad stated.
Mostad, a postal finance clerk, earned the CAB during an indirect fire attack against Forward Operating Base Loyalty on Dec. 1.

Also receiving CABs were Staff Sgt. James Campbell and Spc. Kenneth Miech for an indirect fire attack that occurred on Dec. 8.

Johndrow spoke briefly to the platoon, congratulating them on their hard work and constant support to the Soldiers of MND-B.

Lt. Col. Angela Odom, commander of15th PSB officiated the ceremony, presenting two Meritorious Service Medals and 13 Army Commendation Medals to the Soldiers of the platoon.

Odom praised the Soldiers on their significant contribution to the war-fighters;

"You always provided outstanding postal support while keeping one another safe and focused on the mission," she said.

The 1/747thprovided postal support to FOBs Rustimayah, Loyalty and Hammer for twelve months during their rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.

During that time, they processed nearly 2.4 million pounds of mail while servicing more than 15,300 Soldiers.

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