News Icon

News: Deployed soldiers plan a surprise Skype meeting with local 4th-grade class

Courtesy Story

MORRAL, Ohio - Deployed soldiers plan a surprise Skype meeting with local 4th-grade class.

When: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Where: Ridgedale Elementary School, 3105 Hillman Ford Road, Morral, OH, 43337.

Contact: For more information contact the Ridgedale Elementary School, principal Mike Cool at 740-383-2167 ext. 111. Please RSVP with the school no later than 9 a.m. on Friday morning.

For more information on the unit, contact the brigade public affairs officer, Capt. Michelle Lunato, at or 404-750-9759.

Additional Information:

• The 490th Signal Company (Tactical Installation Network – Enhanced) is a U.S. Army Reserve unit located in Columbus, Ohio. They deployed to Afghanistan in July of this year.

• One of the soldiers, Sgt. Todd Bollinger, has a daughter, Lillian, in the class. Lillian’s entire class has been writing letters to the soldiers. The letters have boosted morale so much that the soldiers wanted to surprise the kids via Skype.

Web Views

Podcast Hits

Public Domain Mark
This work, Deployed soldiers plan a surprise Skype meeting with local 4th-grade class, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.21.2013

Date Posted:10.23.2013 15:17

Location:MORRAL, OH, USGlobe

More Like This

  • The Air Station ended fire prevention week with a visit from the Kindergarten through 4th-grade classes of St. Peter’s Catholic School, Oct. 11.
  • Kindergarten through 12th-grade students at the Bahrain Department of Defense Dependents School celebrated Halloween during the school's 2nd annual Halloween Spooktacular Event on Thursday, Oct. 29.
  • As the holiday season approaches, families across the world will celebrate in many different ways. For the soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), an Army Reserve unit from Pittsburgh, and the rest of the U.S. Army currently deployed overseas, these experiences will have to be shared over the phone, on Skype or through email.
  • In support of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s partnership with the Kaiserslautern High School, several of the command’s master resiliency trainers conducted master resiliency training with ninth- and 12th-grade students at KHS here, Oct. 17.


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




  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr