Newnan Marine using his love of mechanics in Afghanistan
By CPL. MARCO MANCHA 2nd Marine Division PATROL BASE WOLFPACK, Helmand province, Afghanistan -- "There's one thing my stepdad told me that I'll never forget: 'If you always have a trade, you will never go hungry.'" Newnan native Sgt. Christopher Holmstrom found out at a young age he loved working with his hands and figuring out how things worked. As years passed his curiosity for discovering how remote controlled cars and Robocop worked evolved into taking apart engines on vehicles and putting them back together. Today, he continues his love for mechanics working on 12-ton vehicles in the U. S. Marine Corps and is currently deployed to Afghanistan.