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Hometown Hero: SPC Birane R. Dioum
A special thanks to all our hometown heroes!
Hometown hero Specialist Birane R. Dioum is assigned to Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment (Airborne).
Born in Dakar, Senegal, he moved to the US in 2001 and joined the Army in 2010.
After completing basic training at Fort Benning, he attended advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston, after which he was given the Military Occupational Specialist of 68-Whiskey, ie, Healthcare Specialist or Combat Medic.
Specialist Dioum is currently stationed at JBER, along with his wife and 2 children.