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In Service: Adison Lee Tate


Age: 21

Rank: Sergeant

Branch of service: Army

Hometown: Oakdale

High school: Oakdale High

Specialty: Infantry

Currently serving in: Iraq

Family: Parents, Larry and Tammy Tate of Oakdale

Of note: Tate is serving his second tour in Iraq. He is with the Scout Platoon of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry in the 101st Airborne Division. Adison joined the Army at age 17 during his senior year of high school. He has served in Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division and at Fort Campbell, Ky., with the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment. He is looking forward to returning home in May 2009.