Branch of service: Army
High school: Freedom High School, Class of 2007
Specialty: Infantry, mortars
Currently serving in: Iraq
Family: Parents, Floyd and Sharon Puryear of Turlock
Of note: Puryear joined the Army upon graduation at 17. He is on his first tour of duty in Balad, Iraq. He is serving with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). His home base is Fort Campbell, Ky.
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