Video: After Attack, Giving Thanks for Care Packages B-Roll
Video by Sgt. Tanangachi Mfuni
On April 15, 2012 insurgents attacked Forward Operating Base Finley Shields, one of several sites targeted as part of a synchronized mass attack throughout Afghanistan. Although the insurgents were unsuccessful in overrunning the base, the resulting firefight torched a number of buildings including the living quarters of Missouri National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team (ADT) VI. Members of the team had been in country for a little more than a week when they lost everything in the attacks, widely reported in the news. Individuals and organizations in Missouri and around the country swiftly responded by sending scores of care packages containing everything from hygiene items, to food and clothing to help the team get back on track. As a result of the outpouring of support, within a week of the devastating attacks the unit was able to resume operations. Also available in high definition.