From Baghdad to Webutuck

Shawn Conway, nephew to Webutuck teacher Denise Conway, stopped by his aunt’s classroom to take students on a virtual tour of his company’s barracks in Baghdad. Photo by Cory Allyn

WEBUTUCK — Red Hook native Shawn Conway only had two weeks home after a year and a half on tour in Baghdad, Iraq, but he chose to spend some of it in a Webutuck classroom.

Conway, 21, is the nephew of fourth-grade teacher Denise Conway, who teaches at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School. He made the trek to Webutuck on Feb. 17, a little less than a week after arriving stateside.

Conway, as he explained to his aunt’s students, is a truck driver for the United States Army in Iraq. He helps close out bases as the United States continues to pull out troops from the Middle East.

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