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Woodbury firefighter Greg Schlichting returned from a 20-month tour in Afghanistan this summer, where he fought the Taliban alongside Afghan Security Forces.

Woodbury's Schlichting serves near and far


During his last tour in Afghanistan, Woodbury firefighter Greg Schlichting woke up to a fire that took down an operational hut made of plywood and Plexiglas.

The fire was so large he had to resist jumping in and fighting the blaze without resources. It was like an inferno that escalated so fast nobody could’ve saved the satellite equipment, computers or any of the technology. And it didn’t help that it took nearly two hours to get a fire truck out there from a larger base.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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