My Last Tour: A Conversation with Rex Temple
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Rex Temple spent the last year working in Afghanistan. Re-trained to supplement the Army and Marine troops on the ground, Temple has been focused on humanitarian missions and supply convoys as well as mentoring a couple of Afghan National Army soldiers. Along the way, he has talked to us weekly about his experiences. Now that he’s home, Temple reflects on his tour of duty and talks about its impact on him.
Photo: Traffic in Kabul, July 2009
Rex Temple says his colleagues in Afghanistan would sometimes compete for mentions on his blog. And he says he was shocked by the large group of people waiting to welcome him home at the airport. (1:34)
Temple says he'd like to return to Afghanistan some day as a tourist and explains what he would like to do on that trip. (0:55)
Rex and Liisa Temple and Bobbie O'Brien explain how the My Last Tour project became more than they ever thought it would be. (3:48)