Army Reserve Stepfather Honors National Guard Son in Afghan Field Where he Fell
Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo
ARIF KALA, AGHANISTAN--United States Army Reserve Soldier Col. Frank Kestler, of Shelter Island, N.Y., gathers some earth from an Afghanistan field near Arif Kala where his stepson, 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert, was killed in combat in June, 2010. Escorted by a patrol of American Soldiers and Afghan National Police, Kestler visited the site last Autumn, prayed there with the other Soldiers and blessed the ground with holy water given to him by Chrys Kestler, Joe's mother.
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