"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.