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Son Of Local Couple Returns to U.S.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 3, 2010

Army Staff Sgt. Alan Layne Stafford has returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year. The soldier is one of 3,500 members of the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division stationed at Fort Richardson. Airborne combat team members included soldiers assigned to one of six battalions and regiments of the 25th Infantry Division.

The airborne brigade served in three eastern provinces of Afghanistan, which included the Paktya, Paktika and Khost. Some of the challenges the brigade soldiers faced included poverty, unemployment, security, and management of natural resources and government institutions. Soldiers improved roads, provided vocational training in construction and civics, improved and re-opened 29 schools, remodeled six medical clinics and improved three district courthouses.

Stafford, a transportation management coordinator, is assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion. He has eight years of military service.

He is the son of John and Sue Stafford of, Fredonia, Texas.

His wife, Kathryn, is the daughter of Lyndal Webb, and Coralee Webb, both of Kerrville, Texas.

The sergeant is a 1997 graduate of Tivy High School, Kerrville.

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