An Army Reserve Soldier uses her passion from the past in her quest to help build a promising future for the Iraqi people.
Sgt. Mageen Heffron, a civil affairs specialist with Company C, 445th Civil Affairs Battalion, has put her archaeological training to good use while serving at Forward Operating Base Warhorse. She has helped head-up U.S. efforts to return more than $1 million worth of antiques to Iraqi officials while ensuring that Coalition forces were mindful of the area's many archaeological sites.
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"My first quarter of college, I was registering late and there was not a lot of classes left to enroll in," Heffron said. "There was a survey class of Greek and Roman something or other to enroll in.
"I loved the teacher, and the questioning method used by archaeologists."
Then it's all "Measure all of these 35,000 flakes" or "Sort these 250 sediment samples by individual grains" after that.