Collin Wagner, PHS ‘06, left for Afghanistan, Thursday, June 24.
His group left Fort Hood, Texas, on Thursday, June 24, and flew to Bangor, Maine. From Maine they flew to Romania, then to Manas Air Force Base in Kyrgyzstan, where they camped in tents “next to some breathtaking mountains,” said Wagner.
They completed their journey at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan, where Wagner’s group will be deployed for approximately 12 months. He could be redeployed at some point to Kandahar, in the southern part of Afghanistan.
The son of Tom Wagner, Pettisville, and Karen Wagner, rural Delta, Collin attended Bluffton College for two years. He joined the army in February 2009, and completed basic training at Fort Leonardwood, Mo., graduating on May 14, 2009.
He completed advanced individual training in satellite imagery (intelligence) training in November 2009 at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
His wife, Christie (Hinkle), has moved back with her family in Sandusky during Collin’s deployment.
Wagner’s address is: PFC Collin T. Wagner, TF ODINA/ TASK FORCE FALCON, FOB BAGRAM, APO AE 09354. Email address: collin. firstname.lastname@example.org.