Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Oregon's 41st Receives a Medal for Bravery Before Coming Home!

Brigadier General Douglas A Pritt was awarded the State of Afghanistan's Medal of Bravery by Abdul Karim Kahili, Vice President of Afghanistan. the award was signed by President Hamid Karzai. Pritt was the commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix V whose mission was to train and mentor the Afghan National Security Forces.

"I am humbled to receive this award for bravery from the President of Afghanistan. The Soldiers of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police are among the bravest people I've served with. They are true heroes." Pritt said, "This award is a direct result of the tremendous effort put forth by each of the over 7000 members of the Task Force. I could not have asked for a better group of Warriors with which to serve."

Brigadier General Douglas A Pritt, commander of the 41st Brigade Combat Team of the Oregon National Guard, has turned over command of Task Force Phoenix to Brigadier General Robert Livingston of the 218th Brigade Combat Team from the South Carolina National Guard.

The 41st BCT is returning from Afghanistan after serving a year long deployment. Members of the Task Force also included National Guardsmen from 49 states, Washington DC, Guam and Puerto Rico, soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines and 15 Coalition nations.

Sgt Dub is still packing!!! You can follow his progress home at his blog.


Mrs. Badger 6 said...

That is wonderful. Badger 6 used to work with then COL Pritt. (That was like a million years ago.) Great work!

Parkalghi said...

i'll tell u later who i am. ok?

Douglas V. Gibbs said...


Flag Gazer said...

Mrs. Badger 6 - That makes this story even more special - thank you for sharing!

Douglas - Yes, he is!

Parkalghi - OK