News: Soldier in Focus — Private Slocum
Story by Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti
BAGHDAD - Pvt. Michael Slocum currently serves as the raid camera operator for the base defense operating cell, 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division on Joint Security Station War Eagle north of Baghdad.
BDOC has the responsibility to control and maintain JSS check points and to ensure the installation is fortified and secure.
Slocum, a 21 year-old Brewster, N.Y. native, had his own reasons for joining the military.
"I wanted to better myself and grow up," he said.