Amtrak Employee Highlight: Mitchell Returns Home (#AmtrakVets)
Article originally posted in the Amtrak Pacific Northwest Division Newsletter by News Link
The chilling, misty rain of the Pacific Northwest was a welcome climate change from the blistering-hot, 120-degree weather in Afghanistan for the 971st Transportation Company.
After being deployed nearly a year, Matt Mitchell returned to life as a Seattle mechanical general foreman April 16. He continues to serve in the Army Reserve, currently carrying the rank of captain.
He oversaw 20 soldiers and 151 contractors in Afghanistan as they moved equipment out of an active combat zone. He received the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal because all of his soldiers returned home safely and his company accomplished the mission.
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