South Bend Mayor To Be Deployed To Afghanistan

By Melissa Hudson - ABC57
By Jason Aubry - ABC57
By Emma Koch - 21Alive

South Bend Mayor To Be Deployed To Afghanistan

September 13, 2013 Updated Sep 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ABC57) -- In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced he has been called to active duty and will be deployed to Afghanistan next year.

The mayor was commissioned as an officer in the US Navy Reserve in 2009 and holds the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade.

He will be on active duty from February 28, 2014 to September 30, 2014. He will spend one month training and then will be sent to Afghanistan.

The mayor says he was selected by his superiors for this deployment and that he must balance his commitment to the city and his country.

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