Downey High grad returns safe after deployment

DOWNEY - Army Spec. Michael Donahue has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in south, southwest and central Asia; the Arabian peninsula; the Horn of Africa; islands in the Pacific; and Europe. Donahue is a welder assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He is the son of Melinda and Michael Donahue, of Bellflower. The specialist is a 2005 graduate of Downey High School.

********** Published: February 14, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 44