Last soldier to leave Afghanistan: Who is Major General Chris Donahue?

 In the photo, Donohue can be seen with his weapon with no expressions on his face

As the United States ended its 20 years of occupation in Afghanistan last night, an image of the last soldier to leave,  Major General Chris Donahue, was shared by the U.S. Department of Defense before he boarded a plane.

 In the photo, Donohue can be seen with his weapon with no expressions on his face. The photo was taken through a night-vision lens, giving the scene an eerie green tint.

The last soldier to leave Afghanistan

 Major General Chris Donahue is currently serving as commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was the last soldier to leave the strife-torn country as American troops boarded a C-17 aircraft at the Kabul airport just before a self-imposed U.S. deadline to evacuate.

A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Donahue was commissioned as a Second lieutenant into the Infantry Branch in 1992.

Who is Major General Chris Donahue?

Major General Chris Donahue

General Chris Donahue, the last U.S. soldier to leave Afghanistan, was deployed in the war-torn country this month when major chaos had rocked the Kabul Airport after the Taliban took over the capital city. Donahue has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, North Africa, and Eastern Europe in numerous operations in his military career. 

He has administered significant roles, including special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon and commanding the special operations joint task Force-Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

The U.S. president, Joe Biden, had set the 31st of August as the deadline for the pullout of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

 In a statement, the U.S. Secretary of Defence, Lloyd Austin, stated that the United States moved nearly 6,000 Americans out of harm’s way and evacuated ‘more than 123,000 people from Afghanistan — the vast majority of whom are Afghans, friends, and allies’.

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  • Ending a ‘very successful’ mission which started with Taliban in power and has ended with Taliban in power :p
    and not to forget millions of people died, economies destroyed, terrorism increased, in between.

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