|Winchester returns from deployment |
|Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 8:01 pm |
|Army National Guard Spec. Billy D. Winchester Jr. has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. |
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.
Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq’s economic and governmental infrastructure and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq’s sovereignty and independence as a democracy.
Winchester, a wheeled vehicle mechanic, is a member of the 168th Military Police Battalion in Dyersburg. He has served in the military for two years.
He is the son of Carolyn Abel of Hornbeak.
The specialist is a 1993 graduate of Lake County High School in Tiptonville.
Published in The Messenger 12.23.09