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Providers keep equipment moving for Army

Thursday, October 18, 2012

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[Photo by Sgt. Amanda Tucker]
Spc. Nicholas Cabral, a mortuary affairs specialist with the 54th Quartermaster Company, 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and Cassville native, ground-guides a high mobility multi-purposed wheeled vehicle during a training exercise at the Joint Rotational Training Center Intermediate Staging Base in Alexandria, La., on Oct. 1.

"My job is taking care of the fallen soldier," Cabral said. "I get him home to his family. For them, it's closure. Everyone wants their loved one to come home. I'm glad I can give them that."

Cabral said the highlight of his military career has been the camaraderie shared among his fellow soldiers.

"They have been there for me," he said. There is always someone who has your back."

Cabral has received the Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal. He is involved in Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, a group that visits veterans' homes and performs community service projects.

"I like listening to veteran's stories," Cabral said. "It makes me appreciate what I do now. My grandpa has been through a lot of wars when he served as a Ranger. That is something I take to heart and respect. My little brother just joined the Navy."



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