Daugherty returns from Kosovo deployment

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2005

Army Reserve Specialist Joseph O. Daugherty has returned to the United States after being deployed to Camp Bondsteel or Camp Monteith, Kosovo, as a member of Task Force Medical Falcon.

The task force soldiers were assigned to the U.S. Army contingent Multinational Brigade-East, Kosovo Force (KFOR).

The soldiers provided emergency and routine medical services, medical support and emergency treatment to soldiers in the task force, and Mulitnational Brigade-East and Operation Joint Guardian troops in Kosovo.

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U.S. active duty, reserve component and national guard soldiers are part of a rotating NATO-U.S. task force which helps support the continuing peacekeeping Kosovo Force mission after the crisis in Kosovo ceased in June 1999.

The NATO-led Kosovo Force helps maintain a safe and secure environment in the province and provides a security presence in villages, assists in resolving disputes, delivers and distributes medical equipment and supplies as part of medical humanitarian mission, and works with international aid agencies to provide support for communities.

Daugherty, a radiologic technologist, is assigned to the 18th Field Hospital, Fort Story, Virginia Beach.

He is the son of John O. Daugherty of Peartree St., Chesapeake, and Teresa M. Wellford of Millstone Court, Suffolk.

The soldier is a 2002 graduate of Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake.