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Lumberjacks in Iraq

November 9, 2009 -

U.S. Army Capts. Daniel Copeland, left, and Kwang Fricke, both SFA alumni, recently met for the first time while serving together on a 10-man military transition team in Iraq. Fricke graduated from SFA in 2000, and Copeland received his degree in 2005. This photo was taken last spring at the team's base camp, where the two officers served together for a year. Fricke completed three tours in Iraq and is now the executive officer of the SFA Department of Military Science, working to recruit and train students to commission as Second Lieutenants for service into the active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.