Casey Aaron Hicks, a 2019 graduate of Banks County High School, joined the United States Marine Corps, in August of 2020, and accomplished his dream of becoming a Marine in October of 2020.

Hicks is pursing an education in diesel maintenance. He was promoted to Private 1st Class in February. His assignment will be at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, Calif.

His parents are Valerie Hicks and Ed Frachieseur of Homer, who state, "We are very proud of Casey and ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers in these troubled times."

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