Sgt. Smith of Demopolis returns from overseas

Published 10:40 am Friday, February 1, 2013

Army Sgt. Jonathan A. Smith 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.

Smith has served in the Army for 11 years. He is the son of Loressa Collier and stepson of Saul Collier, both of Odema Road in Demopolis.

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The sergeant is a 2000 graduate of John Essex High School in Demopolis.