Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Grazie Alberto!

I have had the pleasure of free Italian classes by Captain Valent of Tuscany, a paracadutisti (parachutist) of the Esercito d'Italia (Italian army). Italy is in charge of Afghanistan Regional Security Integration Command West (ARSIC West) based in Herat, and Alberto is a mentor to the Afghan Army garrison here. He is heading home on rotation but will be back next year. That's me ("Biaggio") to the left and another Italian student, Giuseppe to the right, with Alberto in the middle. Ciao!

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