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Hometown Hero: PVT Matthew McConeghy
We're recognizing Private Matthew McConeghy as July 19's Hometown Hero!
We're recognizing Private Matthew McConeghy, an infantryman with C Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment.. 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.
A native of Philadelphia, McConeghy came to Fort Wainwright in May after graduating from basic combat training and advanced individual training.
One month after arriving in Alaska, he became the only soldier from his company to earn the Expert Infantryman badge during recent testing on Fort Wainwright.
Private McConeghy is also known as a true-blue graduate, meaning he successfully completed each section of the training on his first attempt.
Private Matthew McConeghy, thank you for your service!
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