Highland Adventist School middle school students recently enjoyed a visit from Patrick Spears, a special forces officer who served in Afghanistan.
Spears told the students about a recent tour of duty during which his team was responsible for establishing a base behind enemy lines while working to make friends with the local people. Spears also instructed the students on the educational requirements and training required to join special forces.
Spears, son of Ellen and Jim Spears of Elkins and brother of H.A.S. eighth-grader, Lauren, returned to active duty following his visit to Elkins.
Special forces officer, Patrick Spears, visits the students at Highland Adventist School.