Friday, August 12, 2011

Somebody's Son

US soldier, Specialist Joshua Schonert from 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 2-87 Infantry, 3d Brigade Combat Team under Afghanistan's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) lights a cigarette as he prepares for the day following earlier attacks by Taliban insurgents on their checkpoint in Kandalay village, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan on August 5, 2011. US troops together with forces from Afghan National Army repelled Taliban insurgents attacks on the checkpoint protecting the western area of Kandalay village. Since the checkpoint was set up in August 3, 2011, Taliban have staged attacks on the outpost for two consecutive days.


lalcmt said...

My son was apart of this unit and this was just a couple of weeks before my son was KIA. Joshua was a good friend to my son, SGT Andrew R. Tobin. Do you know how to reach Joshua?

lalcmt said...

My son was w/the 2-87. Joshua was a good friend to my son SGT Andrew R. Tobin, KIA OEF Afghanistan 8/24/11, just a couple weeks after this picture was taken.
Do you know how to reach Joshua? If anyone knows can you please email me at
Thank you,
Lee Ann,
Mother of SGT Andrew R.Tobin 2-87 Inf. 3rd Brigade Combact Team