A Slice and Some Football
Command Sgt. Maj. Corey Cush is serving in Afghanistan with the New York National Guard’s 27th Brigade Combat Team. His unit – the 1/258th Field Artillery Battalion – is based out of Jamaica, Queens.
The Bronx soldier took some time from his busy schedule to talk to War Zone about his deployment – and that pizza shop on Dyre Avenue he misses so much.
“I am sitting in the city of Kandahar where it all started, the 9-11 attacks. And even though I know most people back home can’t comprehend our efforts here, I can tell you it is much needed. I have seen firsthand what the Taliban are all about and how much the people of Afghanistan need our help. Our main mission is to train the Afghan army and police – which is perfectly suited for the National Guard. Guard soldiers have extensive experience in training in a wide variety of environments.”
“On the civilian side, I work for the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation as a senior director of network services. I’ve been with the company for over 8 years. I joined the Army straight out of high school (Mount Vernon – Class of ‘86) and was stationed in Germany, California and Panama. I got out of the active service in 1990.”
“I’m married with three kids, Jonahmed, D/Nara and Corey, Jr. What do I miss most of not being home – besides my family? A slice of New York pizza from my favorite pizzeria on Dyre Avenue, Wise BBQ chips and Welch’s grape soda. I also miss watching my Yankees and Giants football games.”
By Stephanie Gaskell on October 7, 2008 4:59 PM |
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