The “Dog Tag” – Chris Lenington

Ssgt U.S. Army, Three Combat Tours
Welcome to the Dog Tag, Episode 3, Season 2, a Podcast by the St. Charles County Veterans Museum.

Chris Lenington

Chris Lenington signed an early entry for the Army in 1998.  Chris would serve twenty years and was deployed in Kosovo, one tour in Iraq, and three tours in Afghanistan including one stop at Camp Seray an outpost high in the mountains, which was attacked by Taliban fighters almost daily.  Chris earned a Purple Heart while serving in Afghanistan.  Chris finished his Army career at Fort Campbell Kentucky with the 101st Airborne.  Tonight, Chris joins us to discuss his time in the military and the tough transition to civilian life after serving 20 years including four combat zone deployments.

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