Metrowest Daily News reporter Brad Petrishan got an unexpected response when he called Southborough Selectman Dan Kolenda on his cell phone this week. Here’s what happened:
Asked if he had time to talk when reached on his cellphone Wednesday evening, selectmen Vice Chairman Daniel Kolenda gave an unexpected response.
“I’m knee deep in the Congo jungle, but what’s going on?” Kolenda replied, somewhat to the shock of the reporter.
Additional conversation established that Kolenda, a major in the Army Reserve and veteran of the Iraq war, was recently sent on a mission to the central African nation to help train its army.
Kolenda expects to be back in Southborough by the end of the month. Read more about his work in Congo, and his impressions of the country, in this article by the MWDN.