NOTE: Each week kentuckyguard.com publishes stories by or about Kentucky National Guard unit public affairs historian representatives, also known as UPAHRs. This is an additional duty taken on by a Soldier or Airmen with the intent of telling their unit’s story. This is one such story ….
FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan--The distance from Churchill Downs to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan is exactly 7,281.8 miles. On May 5, 2012, there were no Derby Pies, Bourbon Balls or Mint Juleps to be had on their remote base in Southern Afghanistan’s mountains. But that did not stop the Soldiers, Airmen and Civilian Agricultural Specialists of Kentucky’s Agribusiness Development Team 4 from planning festivities that brought a little bit of ‘Derby magic’ to the night.