– Army Lt. Col.
James M. Hally, commander, 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery and soldiers of the 101st out of Brockton, Mass., met with council members of an Afghan Orphanage in district five to provide humanitarian assistance to the residing orphans and widowed mothers here, March 11, 2010.
Soldiers from the 101st were surrounded by excited children as they handed out boxes upon boxes of clothing, toys and school supplies.
“It is goodwill missions like these that you know that you are really making a positive impact in the lives of the Afghan people,” said Army Sgt. Robert Joyce, Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery.
The orphanage teaches children from kindergarten through the twelfth grade, while providing assistance to the widowed women from the local area.
“The smiles on the children’s faces were priceless and it felt good to know that we are providing items that these children really need” said Army Sgt. Nathan Graff, Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery.