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Spc. Adrian Schulte of Headquarters Support Company, Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, won two first-place awards for U.S. Army Europe in the 2003 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards competition.

Schulte, an Army photojournalist, won for a news story he wrote on SETAF’s evacuation exercise last June in Poland and for a photo he took of a cliff-climber.

Schulte, 25, of Denver, also won second place for a feature story on a soldier wounded in Iraq who wanted to return to his unit. That story ran on the front page of the wounded soldier’s hometown newspaper, Schulte said.

“So many times from the mainstream media people hear so many bad stories coming out of Iraq,” Schulte said. “I think it’s cool to see one of mine that got beyond the post newspaper.

“I’m just trying to tell the story of the Army. I think I’ve got the coolest job in the Army because I get to see so many sides of it.”

The USAREUR awards covered Army journalists from tactical units. Some categories were not granted first- and second-place winners.

The first-place winners advanced to the Department of Army-level competition. The winners are scheduled to be announced March 17. The Department of Defense level journalism awards will be announced in April.

Other winners were:

¶ Magazines — first place, 7th Army Training Command, Grafenwöhr, Germany;

¶ Newsletters — first place, Task Force Eagle Public Affairs, 354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment from Pennsylvania, deployed to Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina;

¶ Feature story — third place, Spc. Brandon Aird, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy;

¶ Photography — second place, Spc. Tara Sherlock, SETAF;

¶ Field newspapers — first place, Task Force Eagle Public Affairs, 343rd MPAD from Arkansas and 35th Infantry Division from Fort Leavenworth, Kan.


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