News Icon

News: Navy father sends love from Afghanistan on Father’s Day

Story by Sgt. Jessi McCormickSmall RSS IconSubscriptions Icon

Navy father sends love from Afghanistan on Father’s Day Courtesy Photo

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Oxner, general surgeon for the Role Two Hospital, is currently serving with Combined Team Uruzgan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Multinational Base - Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, June 5, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Denise Tonsberg)

TARIN KOT, AFGHANISTAN – Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Oxner, general surgeon for the Role Two Hospital, is currently serving with Combined Team Uruzgan at Multinational Base - Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Oxner, a native of Arlington, Texas, and a graduate of Arlington High School, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University in College Station, Texas, and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas, arrived in theater in May 2013. Oxner has served in the military for nine years. This is his first deployment.

Many soldiers have been away from their families for important holidays, and with Father’s Day approaching, Oxner had a few words for his sons, Bryson and Damon.

"Hello boys; daddy misses and loves you,” Oxner said. “I will be home before you know it and cannot wait to give you big hugs and kisses. Give mommy a kiss for me; love, Dada."

Oxner is scheduled to return to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., later this year.


Connected Media
ImagesNavy father sends...
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Oxner, general surgeon...


Web Views
281
Downloads
0

Podcast Hits
0



Public Domain Mark
This work, Navy father sends love from Afghanistan on Father’s Day, by SGT Jessi McCormick, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.12.2013

Date Posted:06.13.2013 06:45

Location:TIRINKOT, AFGlobe

Hometown:ARLINGTON, VA, US

Hometown:PORTSMOUTH, VA, US

More Like This

  • Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Juan Flores, laboratory technician for the Role Two Hospital, is currently serving with Combined Team Uruzgan at Multinational Base - Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Deployments are filled with chaotic days and long nights,  so individuals at Multinational Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, have found a unique way to relieve stress and stay fit.
  • Provincial Reconstruction Team Uruzgan (PRT-U) members gathered to watch U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ronald Piret hand over responsibility of PRT-U to Cmdr. Steven Mathews during a transfer of authority ceremony June 20, 2013, at Multinational Base - Tarin Kot, Afghanistan.
  • There is a quote often attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte that goes, “An Army marches on its stomach.”  In our more modern times soldiers travel in mine resistant armored personnel carriers and UH-60 Black Hawks, but the saying still has merit. Without proper supplies it is impossible to field an Army.

Options

  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

SELECT A HOLIDAY:

VIDEO ON DEMAND

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr