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On Friday, Feb. 28, Corbin High School JROTC PFC Cadet Morgan Gerstemeier and her mother, Kimberly Firtamag, paid a visit to the Fort Campbell Army Base to pick up 150-200 uniforms, including covers, field jackets, camel packs and boots, that the B/Co, 96th Combat Support BN, 101st AVN BDE unit was donating to the high school’s JROTC program.
The donation was made in honor of Cadet Gerstemeier’s stepfather, the late SSG Jerome Firtamag, who had served as a member of Bravo Company.
Cadet PFC Gerstemeier, spoke wit the soldiers and, on behalf of the Corbin High School JROTC program, thanked the unit for their generous donations.
The members of Bravo Company told the ladies they were hoping to make the uniform donations a battalion-wide event in the future so that other schools can benefit from the program as well.
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