SSGT. Jim Rehmann visited Washington-Monroe's fifth-grade class yesterday
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Lincoln police officer and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jim Rehmann visited the fifth-grade class of Ms. Cara Gunning yesterday. The class has been keeping in contact with the Lincoln soldier since he was assigned to Afghanistan last fall. The staff sergeant came to the school to meet his pen pals and to tell students what it was like in this country half a world away.  Students asked many questions and learned about the culture as well as the mission of our U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The best question and answer was the last. When a student asked if we were winning,  Rehmann answered emphatically, "Yes, we are."

pictures by Mike Fak

Staff Sgt. Rehmann explains to the class what it is like to live in Afghanistan

He fielded more than a dozen questions from students about what it was like in Afghanistan as a soldier as well as a native.


All the students made Valentine's Day cards for the sergeant.

The staff sergeant took the time to read every valentine card that the students had made for him.


The class and their pen pal pose for a group picture.

All of the students asked for the staff sergeant's autograph after the presentation.




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