Cavalrymen celebrate the season

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Written by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill Thursday, 24 December 2009 18:15

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army 1st Lt. Douglas Boone, platoon leader for 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, leads a routine convoy, Dec. 19, from Combat Outpost Wilderness to Combat Outpost Deysie in the Paktya province of eastern Afghanistan. To celebrate the season, the paratroopers of 2nd Platoon hung candy canes inside their vehicles. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs) PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Robert Bogan, a cook for the cavalrymen of 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, builds a “gingerbread” house out of toaster pastries, Dec. 19, at Combat Outpost Deysie in Paktya province, Afghanistan. Bogan made a Christmas tree, fire place and dining table for the inside of the house, and Santa's sleigh with reindeer for the top, all out of candy and chocolate. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs) PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Pfc. Patrick Quirino, cavalryman with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, takes communion from Chap. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Atkins after attending an Advent Christmas service, Dec. 20, at Combat Outpost Deysie in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktya province. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Krisch, a cavalrymen with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division reads an Bible excerpt to his comrades during an Advent Christmas service, Dec. 20, at Combat Outpost Deysie in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktya province. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs) PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan –Cavalrymen with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, pause their daily missions to participate in an Advent Christmas service, Dec. 20, at Combat Outpost Deysie in the Paktya province of eastern Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)