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American reporter‘s view of Lithuanian troops in Afghanistan

Michael Yon, the war reporter of the USA, visited the Lithuanian-led Ghor Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Afghanistan for two weeks. He was interested in the military service and living conditions of Lithuanian troops, went together on patrols, met representatives of the provincial administration, and was acquainted with various assistance projects completed or still under conduction by Lithuania in the Ghor province.


Visit of M. Yon in PRT started from 28 June to 16 July, 2009. His articles are:


Lithuanians in Afghanistan (29.06.2009)

Lithuanians on the Moon (01.07.2009)

Searching for Kuchi & Finding Lizards (09.07.2009)

Girl with no future (09.07.2009) was published in the USA national daily newspaper „The Washington Times".

Sango Bar Village (16.07.2009)

Some Photos and Captions (22.07.2009)



In 2008 reporter Michael Yon was given „Quills of the Year 2008" award of the Ministry of National Defence for the article he published on his Internet blog providing an original approach towards the soldiers of the Lithuanian Special Forces in the international operation in Afghanistan.  

„Quills of the Year" award is presented annually from 2001 for the most distinguished figures in Lithuanian media for activity, initiative and professionalism in informing society about the National Defence and the Armed Forces


Letter of M.Yon to Lithuania.

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