Oct. 6, 2003 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) — Army National Guard Spec. George W. Straun 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.
Straun is a military policeman with 10 years of military service.
The specialist is the son of George and Gloria Straun of Wintberg, St. Thomas. He graduated in 1989 from Charlotte Amalie High School, and received an associate degree in 1992 from I.T.T. Technical Institute, Tampa, Fla.
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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