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MHS alumnus wins field artillery award

Marion High School alumnus and Battalion Master Gunner for the 1-320th FAR Daniel King recently won the 2014 Field Artillery Edmund L. Gruber Award for being an outstanding field artillery soldier in the Army.

The award recognized King’s “superb individual thought, innovation, and overall excellence.” King’s contributions were said to enhance field artillery’s war fighting capabilities.

King graduated from Marion High School in 2001. He married his high school sweetheart Tasha Pierce of Marion and together they have a son and a daughter.

King joined the Army March 1 of 2001 and has served on three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He was presented with the award on Friday at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

Last modified Feb. 25, 2015

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