Williams returns from deploymentPublished 9:51am Friday, February 15, 2013
Army Staff Sgt. Robert F. Williams has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.
Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.
Williams is an infantryman and rifle squad leader assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for 12 years.
He is the son of Debbie Williams of Vancouver, Wash., and grandson of Jane Davis of Brooks Lane, Toppenish, Wash. His wife, Mary, is the daughter of David and Mary O’Brien of Bear Creek Lane, Saluda. The staff sergeant is a 2000 graduate of Evergreen High School, Vancouver, Wash.
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