Army Reserve Sgt. Carli M. Freese has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.
Freese is a medical laboratory technician with the 4224th Blood Support Detachment, Des Moines. She has served six years in the military.
She is the daughter of Patti and Scott Freese of Fourth Street, Stout.
The sergeant is a 2006 graduate of Dike-New Hartford High School.