THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Welcome Home for Doug Schlies
The Polomis Tahlier American Legion Post 150 of Wausaukee will host a welcome home/open house on Sunday, Aug. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 528 Harris Ave., Wausaukee, for Specialist Douglas M. Schlies Jr. He returned to Camp Douglas, Volk Field Air Base on July 11, 2013 after being deployed to Kandahar Providence RC South Afghanistan for nine months. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.
Schlies earned an E4 Rank, served with the 229th Eng Co (H) out of Prairie du Chien, and was a reserve in the WI Army National Guard. He served in Operation Enduring Freeom from July 2012 to July 1013. and was a Heavy Construction Equipment Operator.
He is a 2009 graduate of Wausaukee High School and a member of the Wausaukee Fire Department and American Legion Post 150 of Wausaukee,
Schlies is the son of Doug Sr. and Tammy Schlies of Wausaukee. His grandparents are Mike and Barb Schlies of Wausaukee, the late Fran Wood of Crivitz, and Bob Wood of Crivitz.
During the past year, the 229th, a horizontal engineering unit, was responsible for expanding forward operating bases and combat outposts as well as building and improving roads, helicopter pads and other surfaces.
Their work helped to provide increased mobility on the combat roads and trails of Kandahar province.
The unit was also involved in the construction of persistent surveillance balloon systems that kept a watchful eye on the region.
The engineers additionally extended two forward operating bases, built seven roads in Panawai district and earned 23 Combat Action Badges in the process. Before leaving Afghanistan, the company conducted 586 missions, with its combat circulation team alone completing 150 missions.