Paducah airman serving his country

Eric Bash left the comfort of his home town, his family and his friends to serve his country in the fall of 2009. Like a lot of young people today, Eric was influenced by the headlines and stories in the news about the war on terror. He was compelled to do his duty as a citizen of this great country. That duty entailed enlisting in the US Air Force. Eric knew the USA had the world's best fighting force and he wanted to be a part of it. Eric talked to a lot of veteran's around the Paducah area and realized he wanted to be one. All the men in his family had served at one time or another and he wanted to continue the tradition. Eric is serving as a surgical technician at Travis AFB in California. He has spent time in Texas at Lackland AFB and Sheppard AFB. Eric also served a stint at Andrews AFB in Washington D.C. Eric isn't sure if he will be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan but if called upon he will answer the call with pride. Eric considers his service the best thing he has done in his life so far. He has been a part of many athletic teams but he considers the military the ultimate team. Each day he looks forward to improving himself and in turn improving the military. One thing Eric has learned from his many conversations with other veteran's is that freedom isn't free and someone has to answer the bell. Eric not only has answered the bell but wants to ring it also.

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