By Marcus Fichtl
Stars and Stripes 

City native in Best Warrior contest


March 14, 2018


ON A MISSION: Goldendale's Michael Jagelski takes a breather during the Best Warrior contest.

Water survival, stress shoots and a ruck march through a freak snowstorm didn't stop 10 competitors from competing for best warrior titles last week at the Army's sustainment hub in the southeastern city of Daegu, South Korea.

The competitors, who won similar contests at the brigade and battalion level, traveled from as far north as Camp Casey to earn a chance to represent the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in the categories of best soldier, best noncommissioned officer, best officer and best KATUSA, as South Korean soldiers assigned to the Army are called.

The winners, who will be announced on Thursday, will continue on to compete against representatives from other Army units in...

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