Stonehill Roommates Reunite in Afghanistan
July 20, 2010
If, in their senior year, John McKee '86 and Bill Gormley '86 had told their Political Science Professor George Gallant that in 25 years, they would be working alongside soldiers from a former communist nation, Poland, he would have told them they were crazy.
Yet, that's exactly what the two Manchester House roommates are doing. Today, lieutenant colonels McKee and Gormley are stationed at Forward Operating Base Ghazni in Afghanistan, which is primarily run by Polish troops along with a small group of American military.
At the Forward Operating Base, Gormley serves at Team Leader of a Human Terrain Team researching Afghan culture and activities. McKee is a Detachment Commander for an Information Operations Team attached to the 101st Airborne Division charged with influencing the population to support the government of Afghanistan.
To see a recent photo of McKee and Gormley in Ghazni, visit our Picture of the Week.
In an email message to the College, McKee wrote, "We encourage our friends from year groups 1985 thru 1987 to write to us here either by email or snail mail."
Their contact information is:
John McKee or Bill Gormley
TF WHITE EAGLE
Fusion Cell, FOB Ghazni
APO, AE 09354
For more information, contact Communications and Media Relations at 508-565-1321.