Alaska paratroopers visit Afghan villagers, assess infrastructure

By Pfc. Andrya Hill (4th BCT, 25th ID)September 17, 2009

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - Spc. Michael Ronk, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, plots the coordinates of a mosque in the Gomal District of Paktika Province, eastern Afghanistan Sept. 17, where he worked with Afghan Border Policemen to conduct a village assessment.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - Spc. Michael Ronk, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, plots the coordinates of a mosque in the Gomal District of Paktika Province, eastern Afghanistan Sept. 17, where he worked with Afghan Border Policemen to conduct a village assessment. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Andrya Hill (4th BCT, 25th ID)) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - 1st Lt. Robert Heidt, platoon leader for 1st Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, greets a local child during a village assessment Sept. 17 in the Gomal District of the Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - 1st Lt. Robert Heidt, platoon leader for 1st Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, greets a local child during a village assessment Sept. 17 in the Gomal District of the Paktika Province in eastern Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Andrya Hill (4th BCT, 25th ID)) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - Spc. Michael Ronk, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, discusses concerns with a village elder in the Gomal District of Paktika Province, eastern Afghanistan Sept. 17.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - Spc. Michael Ronk, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, Company C, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, discusses concerns with a village elder in the Gomal District of Paktika Province, eastern Afghanistan Sept. 17. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Andrya Hill (4th BCT, 25th ID)) VIEW ORIGINAL