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‘Dagger’ soldier selected to wrestle for his country

Capt. William “Billy” Simpson, a field artillery officer with 1st Bn., 7th F.A. Regt., 2nd ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., competed in his first Armed Forces Freestyle Wrestling Tournament, March 16-17, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.. Simpson, along with his teammates, was awarded the Armed Forces Freestyle Wrestling Championship. Simpson also named the 2013 All Army Freestyle Champion.



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This work, ‘Dagger’ soldier selected to wrestle for his country [Image 2 of 3], by SSG Tamika Dillard, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.23.2013

Date Posted:09.23.2013 18:27

Photo ID:1024371

VIRIN:130823-A-TV238-002

Resolution:1024x683

Size:345.57 KB

Location:FORT RILEY, KS, USGlobe

Hometown:NASHVILLE, TN, US

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