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Solider Presents American Flag from Afghanistan to Mayor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

United States Army Reservist Kien Luong recently returned from a tour of duty with Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan. This was Kien’s third tour of duty. A Firefighter with the Malden Fire Department since April of 2013, Kien was deployed as a Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Advance Trauma Life Support (NCOIC) on a Forward Surgical Team. He presented an American Flag to Mayor Christenson and explained that it had been carried by a member of Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 0215 on combat operations in support of a mission in Afghanistan. The Flag will be on display in the Mayor’s office.

United States Army Reservist Kien Luong presents Mayor Christenson with an American Flag he brought back from Afghanistan

American Flag with Cerficate of Authenticity of having been flown in Afghanistan

Mayor Christenson, Kien Luong and Fire Chief Kevin Finn

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photos by City of Malden