General Petreaus Honors Heroes Audio by Jim Spiri

Updated: August 21, 2010

“The Last Journey” Audio #4

19 August 2010
Forward Operating Base, Salerno
Khost province, eastern Afghanistan

Captain Watson, General Petraeus, Lieutenant Lohnert

Captain Watson and Lieutenant Lohnert received special recognition from General David Petreaus for their courageous actions in combat. The General came to Forward Operating Base Salerno to present awards to soldiers in person.

Under fire, Lieutenant Lohnert ran 150 meters over open ground to put their heavy guns back in action. Lieutenant Lohnert was commissioned as a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has served proudly in the Army for over two years.


And a bit more verbose LIEUTENANT LOHNERT AUDIO HERE:LohnertSpiri19Aug2010

Captain Watson Receives Award


Jim Spiri In The Stan

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One Comment

  1. hank

    August 21, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Great receiving this from Jim Spiri. It just so happens that my brother-in-law, Matt Wallerstedt, is entering his third season at the United States Air Force Academy. He is an associate head coach and defensive coordinator and will really be proud to hear this story. Semper Fi, Hank

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