GREENCASTLE, Pa. — When you’re 7 years old, it’s hard to top Disney star Hannah Montana as your idol, but the pop icon was no match for Staff Sgt. Joe Fye.
“He tops Hannah Montana, because he helps us stay safe, and Hannah Montana just sings,” Madalyn Remsburg said.
Remsburg was one of 225 second-graders from Greencastle-Antrim Primary who Fye visited on Wednesday recounting his recent deployment in Afghanistan.
Wearing his U.S. Army combat fatigues and boots, Fye, 33, of Greencastle, stood in the back of the classroom showing pictures and answering questions about a country a world away.
He showed pictures of Afghan residents, local scenery and military vehicles, but there was one picture that mesmerized the children — a four-legged furry pooch.
Of course, the children wanted to know the story about the stray dog, and Fye was more than willing to share the details.