US Army Lieutenant Michael D. Masty, a 2000 Chesterton High School graduate,
has ended his current deployment to Afghanistan and is on a several step
journey back to the 4th Infantry Divisionís home base in Colorado Springs,
Michael is currently in Kuwait, and is soon to be in Germany for debriefing,
then will return to the US via Dover Air Force base.
In his deployment, Lt. Masty commanded a mechanized combat infantry platoon
in various eastern provinces of Afghanistan. During this tour, Michael
received his promotion from Second to First Lieutenant and was awarded the
Bronze Star Medal for valor in combat.
While deployed, the Lt.ís wife Amanda, (nee Goulet) also formerly of
Chesterton, safely delivered their first daughter, Ann Marie, as a sibling
to their son Logan. The homecoming will be the Lieutenantís first meeting
with his new daughter.
Lt. Masty is the son of Dana Masty of Valparaiso and David Masty of
Chesterton. Best wishes and congratulations are extended to the new parents
- and heartfelt wishes for a safe journey home.