Oct. 6, 2003 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) — Army National Guard Pfc. Michael J. Nathaniel has arrived at the U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to serve as a member of Joint Task Force-GTMO in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Nathaniel is a military policeman with three years of military service.
A 2000 graduate of St. Croix Central High School, he is the son of Cleotha Abbott of Peters Rest, and Charles Nathaniel of A and B Market St., both of St. Croix.
Servicemembers from all branches of the U.S. armed forces are involved in joint-military detention, interrogation and intelligence-gathering operations at various detention camps in Guantanamo. Joint Task Force members are responsible for operating, maintaining and securing detention facilities which confine Al-Qaeda and Taliban operative forces, and other suspected terrorists who come under U.S. control as a result of the ongoing war on global terrorism.
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