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PFC Timothy E. Hooper will receive the rank of specialist Oct. 11. He served one tour of duty in Iraq, and is now stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. Hooper is the third generation of his family to serve in combat, his uncle, George Hooper Jr., served in Vietnam and his grandfather, George Hooper Sr., served in Korea. George Hooper Sr. died June 30 at the age of 84. All three received their basic training at Fort Knox.

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