BOSTON, MA – During a congressional delegation to Iraq and Kuwait, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) met with Sergeant John Tsohandaridis, a member of the Canton Fire Department. Congressman Lynch was reviewing recent operations in Iraq as part of his oversight duties as the lead Democrat on the National Security Subcommittee. This was Congressman Lynch’s 18th trip to Iraq.

Sergeant John Tsohandaridis is currently deployed to Iraq and Kuwait as a part of a Helicopter squadron conducting rescue and recovery operations in connection with ongoing effort to defeat ISIS and liberate the City of Mosul in northern Iraq. Sgt. Tsohandaridis had high praise for the Canton Fire Department and the Town of Canton for supporting his decision to serve.

“I am very proud of the courageous work that Sgt. Tsohandaridis is doing here in Iraq. He is a wonderful reflection of the Town of Canton and he is widely respected by his fellow soldiers and our Iraqi and coalition partners,” said Congressman Lynch.