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By Candie Fix
Managing Editor 

Kilpatrick seeks to aid Phillips County's Veterans


December 15, 2021

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NEW PHILLIPS County Veterans Service Officer Jeremy Kilpatrick and his family, daughter Cadence and wife Janice.

Phillips County onboarded a new Veterans Service Officer recently. Jeremy Kilpatrick takes the reigns following the retirement of Steve Firme. Firme served Phillips County Veterans for five years before passing the responsibility onto Kilpatrick in September.

Kilpatrick grew up in the Akron area and graduated from Akron High School in 2010. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as a guided missile destroyer on the DDG 93 USS Chung-Hoon.

As an undesignated Seaman, Kilpatrick drove the boat one day and fell in love with...

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