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Commission nixes draft fracking regs

The King George Planning Commission voted to recommend that the board of supervisors not approve pro...

Service Authority to discuss water and sewer rate increases

King George Service Authority will discuss specifics on proposed rate increases during special budge...

Ward, Blazer teaching vital skills to KG High School Junior Builders

Ward, Blazer teaching vital skills to KG High School Junior Builders

Charles Ward and Ray Blazer are changing futures of King George High School students by teaching the...

Planning Commission to consider draft fracking regulations at public hearing

The King George Planning Commission will hold public hearings next week on proposed ordinance amendm...

King George budget approved, real estate tax rate to rise

The King George Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a $70 million budget for 2015-16 that ...

King George rezones property for Commercial Metals Company

The King George Board of Supervisors approved rezoning 38.62-acres from agricultural to industrial u...

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The veteran I interviewed was my brother Frankie. I don’t get to see him as much as I would like to so that’s why I chose him.
He joined the military because he wanted to go to school, have a career with job security. His rank was Corporal in the Marines. A corporal is usually a fire team leader or second-in-command of a squad of Marines. He served from Sep. 11, 2004 - Feb. 8, 2008. His favorite experience was going through the Crucible in boot camp because he led his fire team in record time.
His favorite duty station was Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina where his son was born. This is also where he met his best friend, Mitch.
He thought the best thing about his service was teaching a class of eighty people, advanced martial arts. Four out of the eighty people became Force Recons, and two of them rescued a person from being held hostage. He also said if he told young people about the military he would say that if they wanted a challenge, and wanted to push their body further to join and excel for their country. I asked him if he would ever enlist or become an officer all over again. He told me he would but, they wouldn’t take him because of medical reasons. He hurt his leg while in the military. He told me that he had the best times in the military. He met his best friends and got to experience all of this.
He also got a tattoo, on his chest that says “Born to fight, train to kill, ready to die but never will.”

 

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