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Hometown Hero: PFC Zachary R. Villareal
A special thanks to all our hometown heroes!
Anchorage's hometown hero Private First Class Zachary R Villareal is assigned to Alpha Company, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (Airborne).
For Villareal, it's all in the family. He says he was following in his father's footsteps when he joined the Army. His great grandfather also served, working as a combat engineer during World War II, which Villareal says is his reason for becoming an engineer.
PFC Villareal has done so well since joining the Army that he's already completed 5 successful jumps from an aircraft, and given his wings.
He has been stationed at JBER for 11 months now, and says that after serving in the Army, he would like to pursue a career in law enforcement.
From all of us at Your Alaska Link, we thank you, PFC Villareal, for all you do in service to this great nation.