Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Returning from active duty deployment, Firefighter Chris Springer returned to service as a member of Bedford Fire Department Group 3 on May 30. His first assignment upon his return was as a member of the Bedford Police and Fire Safety Honor Guard for the Town’s Memorial Day observation.
Springer deployed in 2016 with the 368 Engineering Batallion (HHC) of Londonderry, NH. After pre-mobilization training at Ft Bliss, Texas, he was stationed at Kuwait’s Camp Arifjan in late July.
As the medic for a small team of engineers from the 389 Engineer Company (a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Middletown, Iowa), Springer was in Logar Province, Afghanistan from September until the beginning of March. The team worked closely with the special operations forces, local Afghans, soldiers from other nations. He also worked with two Forward Surgical Teams, the 628 from San Antonio, TX and the 160 from Landstuhl, Germany, as well as the 1st Infantry Division’s MEDEVAC company.