Army Reserve Stepfather Honors National Guard Son in Afghan Field Where he Fell
Photo Credit: Courtesy Photo
ARIF KALA, AFGHANISTAN--Accompanied by American troops and Afghan National Police, United States Army Reserve Soldier Col. Frank Kestler, of Shelter Island, N.Y. (foreground) walks to the Afghanistan field near Arif Kala where his stepson, 1st Lt. Joseph Theinert, was killed in combat in June, 2010. Kestler, the troops and police officers conducted the patrol last autumn. At the site, Kestler prayed with the other Soldiers, gathered some earth and blessed the ground with holy water given to him by Chrys Kestler, Joe's mother.
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