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Last US Solider To Leave Afghanistan Is Pennsylvania Native

Maj. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue.
Maj. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue. Photo Credit: US Department of Defense/US Army

A distinguished US Army major general who graduated from Harvard University, was deployed 18 times and worked in the Pentagon is the last US solder to leave Afghanistan after a 20-year occupation.

Oh yeah, Maj. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue hails from Franklin County, PA.

The commanding general of the 82nd airborne division and the 18th airborne corps, Donahue left the country on a US Air Force C-17 on Monday, Aug. 30 around 11:30 p.m.

Donahue was commissioned to the US Army in 1992, having previously worked in the Pentagon and is a two star general. 

He deployed 17 times in support of operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, North Africa and Eastern Europe, according to his official biography.

His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Naval War College, and the US Army War College Fellowship at Harvard University.

He is currently stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

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