PUBLISHED: 5:24 PM on Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Army Spec. Josel M. Carrillo is deploying to Afghanistan to serve as a member of Combined Joint Task Force-76 (CJTF-76). The soldier is regularly assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade based at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. Carillo will join other units to help the Afghan people continue on their progress to a free society.
Mission objectives of the combined joint task force include establishing security, defeating Al-Qaida and Taliban forces, and deterring the re-emergence of terrorism.
Carrillo, a medic with four years of military service, is the son of Josel B. and Remy Carrillo of Juneau, Alaska and a 2001 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School.