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Hometown Hero: Private First Class Eric Akin
Private First Class Eric Akin is a 13B Cannon Crewmember assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division.
He has been in the Army for 3 years.
His hometown is Hood River, Oregon.
He was deployed once to Afghanistan on a 10-month rotation.
He is married and has a 5-year-old son.
He joined the Army in for a change in lifestyle.
He has a degree in Fire Science from Portland Community College.