Soldier home from Afghanistan welcomed by commissioners

The Clermont County Commissioners welcomed Sgt. First Class Raymond Kraft home from Afghanistan Wednesday.

Kraft is a 28-year veteran of the Ohio Army National Guard and recently returned from a year in Forward Operations Base Sharana, Afghanistan. Kraft has worked in construction when not on active duty and served as a building inspector in Afghanistan. He said most of the projects he was assigned to involved concrete work such as helipads and maintenance facilities with concrete floors.

Kraft worked mostly with Afghan national contractors.

“Once I got by the language barriers and things I did well,” Kraft said.