Military News for Sept. 26

September 26, 2004


2nd Lt. Chad A. Price has been mobilized, activated and deployed to Kosovo as a member of the U.S. Army contingent serving as part of the Multinational Brigade- East. The soldier will be assigned to Task Force Falcon at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

Soldiers are part of a rotating NATO-U.S. task force, which helps support the continuing Kosovo Peacekeeping Force (KFOR) mission after the crisis in Kosovo ceased in June 1999.

The NATO-led Kosovo Force helps maintain a safe and secure environment in the province and provide a security presence in villages, assists in resolving disputes, and works with international aid agencies to provide support for communities. The U.S. is one of 36 countries that participates in the NATO peacekeeping mission.


Price, a platoon leader, is the son of Lewis C. and Rebecca E. Price of Harrodsburg.

He graduated in 1994 from Harrodsburg High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in 2001 from the University of Kentucky.

Pvt. Travis L. Leffew has graduated from the heavy-wheeled vehicle mechanic advanced individual training course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

The course is designed to train the soldier to perform unit maintenance on heavy duty vehicles, including prime movers designated as more than five tons and associated trailers, such as crane, hoist, and winch assemblies, and material handling equipment; perform maintenance and repaired systems, chassis, and assemblies pertaining to brake, ignition, engine, electrical, axle, hydraulic, transmission, suspension, wheel, and steering.

He is the son of Barbara P. Worthington of Stanford, and Edmund L. Leffew of Danville. His wife, Brandi, is the daughter of Ricki Richardson and Mary K. Kohn, both of Danville. Leffew is a 2001 graduate of Danville High School.


Spec. Chad N. Hurt has deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to engage in military operations involving U.S. and coalition forces. Operation objectives include liberating the Iraqi people, preserving Iraq as a unified state, keeping its territorial integrity intact, and helping the Iraqi people begin the process of economic and political reconstruction. Active duty, reserve, and national guard members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces are participating in the operation.

The soldier is regularly assigned to one of the various camps and units (infantry, aviation, armor, artillery, engineer, command support, etc.) of the 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army based in South Korea. Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division deployed to Iraq either to augment soldiers serving in country or to replace soldiers whom had completed their tour of duty.

Hurt, an automated logistical specialist, is the son of Reba K. Cress of Waynesburg. He is a 2000 graduate of Lincoln County High School.

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