Governors of five states visit troops deployed in Afghanistan during Defense Department trip

July 24th, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by BNO News  

BOSTON (BNO NEWS) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick visited on Wednesday multiple units from the army Reserves and the Massachusetts National Guard currently deployed in Afghanistan.

During the third day of the Department of Defense’s sponsored high security trip, Patrick along Governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, Jay Nixon of Missouri, Mike Rounds of South Dakota, and Jim Douglas of Vermont traveled from Kuwait to Afghanistan to thank U.S. soldiers for their service and sacrifice.

The group of Governors arrives at Camp Phoenix in Afghanistan where they met with members of the 1/101 Field artillery Brigade from Brockton, Danvers, Fall River and Quincy. After that, they met with Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Commanding General David Petraeus at the ISAF Headquarters.

The governors flew to Bagram Air Base in order to visit injured soldiers at Bagram Hospital. They concluded the day having dinner with troops at Bagram.

Patrick and his fellow governors previously visited Iraq and Kuwait as part of the Defense Department-sponsored trip.

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