Title

Profiles of Maine reservists and soldiers who are serving in the war in Iraq, so

Authors

Robert Blechl

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

4-2004

Pages

22-31

Abstract

Profiles of Maine reservists and soldiers who are serving in the war in Iraq, some of whom have returned home already. Scott Durst of the 94th Police Company, was deployed in Dec. 2002 from the company's Saco Detachment of the Army Reserve. Durst is back in Maine for the moment, but will be heading out for another six to eight months. Matt Tefft, 35, of the Coast Guard Group in Portland, returned September 17 from a deployment in Bahrain, where he was chief engineer on the "Wragnell," a 110-foot patrol boat. Joshua Kinney served as a combat engineer with the Marine Corps in Iraq and returned home safely, only to be tragically killed in an automobile accident in Sanford on June 9, 2003. Kinney, 19, was scheduled to reunite with his mother, Jane Kinney, in Augusta the next day. Ed Weagle, 43, a sergeant in the Air National Guard, went to Iraq in February, 2003, and returned after five months. Kelly Coyne, a 29-year-old staff sergeant with the Air National Guard, spent five months in Kuwait beginning in February, 2003. Curtis Mills, 30, an Army Reservist, was seriously injured in Ramadi when an improvised explosive device (IED) hit the Humvee he was in. With interviews in question-and-answer format. Ed Weagle, 43, a sergeant in the Air National Guard, went to Iraq in February, 2003, and returned

Subjects

Soldiers, Operation Iraqi Freedom

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