timberland boots brown A Day in the Life of the Spartan Brigade
“Not too often does every unit get to engage the enemy,” said Staff Sgt. Carlton Weeks. “But when we do, we just have to be ready to answer the call accurately and timely.”
While it can be easy to get complacent, stories like the one that played out a few weeks ago at Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad serve as a reminder that Aghanistan is still a dangerous place.
Back in January, Sgt. Aaron Funderburke and Spc. Ryan Camden were providing security for international contractors from Uganda fixing the outer walls of the base. While kids were playing nearby, a middle aged Afghan man approached the soldiers. They say he moved the kids away from the wall before squatting down and then he started lobbing grenades.
“We were probably about a meter away from the grenade that blew,” Funderburke said. “Once it blew, we picked up, looked over and he was running across the field. We just dropped him out in the field.”