Pvt. Hunter Nines is about to join a war nearly as old as he is.
The 18-year-old discussed with ABC News his impending combat deployment to Afghanistan — his first with the Army.
“I didn’t have a lot of thoughts on Afghanistan in particular,” said Nines, who was 7 months old when U.S. troops first arrived there. “I honestly just had the notion of I wanted to serve, and wherever that is, that’s where I’ll go.”
“I’m just excited to go and do my job,” he added.
The Blackhawk helicopter mechanic will be serving with the 10th Mountain Division’s 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, which soon will be deployed to Afghanistan for the sixth time.
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Update: 18-Year Old US Soldiers Now Entering Afghanistan 18 Years After War Began (Zero Hedge)
WNU Editor: Who would have predicted that the U.S. would still be fighting in Afghanistan 18 years ago.