Hometown Hero: Private First Class Eric Akin

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by Lindsay Housaman

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.