Daniel Soerens, son of Sandy Soerens a long-term educational assistant
at Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy, paid a very special
visit to the school on Monday, December 22.
came to share information about his life as a soldier with the students
at Washington. Soerens had been in Kirkuk, Iraq for 15 months. When he
returns to active duty he will go to Afghanistan. He shared with
students that in Kirkuk the student enrollment is increasing since
the presence of the U.S. forces. The children are shy, but the soldiers
often give them stuffed animals that their own families send to them to
share with the Iraqi children. The schools have no technology and many
of the supplies are provided by the U.S., Soerens reported.
is a team leader and takes responsibility for those who serve under
him. If something is done incorrectly he is responsible, he told the
children. Soerens is with the 10th Mountain Division out of New York.
and his wife and two children are from the Sheboygan area, but
currently are living in New York. Everyone at Washington wished him
well as he continues to serve his country.
He will complete his ten years of duty on November 9, 2011.