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Realizing a dream

BLHS grad completes U.S. Air Force Academy

Some people still don’t know what they want to be at middle age, but Jeremiah King has always known his destiny — the military — more specifically, the United States Air Force Academy, a goal he pushed himself toward throughout secondary school.

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Logan County native 2nd Lt. Jeremiah King, left, shakes hands with the Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, the highest ranking civilian in the Air Force. (PHOTO | COURTESY OF JEREMIAH KING)

The 2009 Benjamin Logan co-valedictorian and son of Kenny King and Robin King, both of Bellefontaine, recently achieved that goal graduating from the academy as a second lieutenant.

“As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to join the military,” he related. “Graduating from the academy had been my goal ever since I was in fourth-grade. With that focus, all of the courses I took in high school were to better my chances of being accepted into the academy.”

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