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Dupree promoted to corporal

John Michael Dupree of Somerville was awarded the rank of corporal while at mobilization training with the 1-167th Infantry Battalion’s Headquarters Company based in Talladega, Ala. The corporal rank is a junior non-commissioned officer signifying a soldier’s position of leadership within a platoon or squad.

The 1-167th and its units in Valley, Pelham, Sylacauga, Cullman, Oxford and Talladega are at Camp Shelby, Miss., preparing for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

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