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Contest spotlights soldiers
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The Army is filled with unsung heroes, many with inspiring stories that unfortunately rarely get told.
If you know a solider with a special story, the Courier, in partnership with the Coastal Empire AUSA Chapter, wants to hear it and is now officially accepting entries for the first My Solider, My Hero contest.
“Our service members are such an integral part of the community, and we wanted to create an opportunity to share their stories,” said Cynthia Barnes, advertising director for The Courier.
The Web-based contest is broken down into five categories, covering entries from community members who want to share stories about their spouse, child, parent or about a veteran (of any war) they know. The fifth category calls for entries from an entire family in support a family member.
Entries should include a picture and a brief story about why your solider is a military hero.
The community will then vote on all entries received by the Aug. 22 deadline and the winners will have their stories published in a military appreciation special section of the Frontline and Courier in September.
The names of all submitted candidates will also be published.
For more information and official rules, visit and click on the contests page on right side of the homepage.
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