The Transylvania Times -

Recalling The Rebuilding Of Iraq - Brevard NC

 

November 12, 2018

Major General Joe Taluto (above and below) meets with Iraq officials and citizens during his tour. (Courtesy photos)

Editor's Note: In recognition of Veterans Day, The Transylvania Times talked to local resident Major General Joe Taluto about his military experiences in Iraq.

After leading the military response as the commander of military forces for the National Guard in New York City after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Major General Joe Taluto found himself in Tikrit, Iraq, in 2004, where he led 23,000 troops who oversaw a pivotal transition of power and change in the Iraqi government in 2005.

Taluto, who now lives in Transylvania County, was on active, full-time duty for the National Guard for more...



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