HIRAM — Army Pfc. Kevin A. Crawford has deployed to Iraq to serve in support of Operation New Dawn, the formerly named Operation Iraqi Freedom. This transition signifies a formal end to U.S. military combat operations in Iraq.

Operation New Dawn shifts the U.S. emphasis from predominantly military to predominately civilian as the U.S. officials assist Iraqis in accordance with the Strategic Framework Agreement.

Crawford’s military motor transport with one year of military service is regularly assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.

He is the son of Bruce Crawford and Merhiella Weeks, both of Bridgton Road, East Baldwin.

The private first class graduated in 2006 from Sacopee Valley High School, Hiram.

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