Posted on 09/06/2009 by Rex Temple
Recording memos on a mission in Uzbin
From Liisa, SMSgt Temple’s wife: Rex is out on a mission for a few days but he was honored to be able to reach readers beyond his blog today with a guest column about the importance of education in Afghanistan and his school supplies drive for Afghan children; the column was published in The Plain Dealer, a Cleveland, OH based newspaper.
Afghanistan: Winning hearts and minds with school supplies by Senior Master Sgt. Rex Temple
We were contacted back in early August about this opportunity as the newspaper’s Editorial Page Editor Elizabeth Sullivan was looking for someone who could write a column for the paper from the military perspective for the 9/11 anniversary. Rex was very humbled to have his words appear as part of this anniversary and accepted the opportunity immediately only asking that his school supplies project would also be worked into the presentation.
Our warmest thanks to Ms. Sullivan for this opportunity to reach the readers of The Plain Dealer.
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Posted on 08/22/2009 by Rex Temple
Latest guest opinion piece for Daily American, the newspaper in Somerset County, PA. It was published on Friday, August 21, 2009. It was modified from an original blog post, which first appeared here July 9th under the title “Winning this war with education.”
Daily American Guest Column 8-21-09
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Posted on 06/26/2009 by Rex Temple
Latest guest opinion piece for Daily American, the newspaper in Somerset County, PA – published on Friday, June 26, 2009.
U.S. troops help Afghanis survive daily challenges
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Posted on 05/29/2009 by Rex Temple
From Liisa, SMSgt Temple’s wife: Here’s link to Rex’s first guest column in his hometown newspaper:
Daily American Guest Column 5-29-09
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