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Meet Fairview’s U.S. Army Veteran Markesha Brown-Currin

Markesha Brown-Currin

Markesha Brown-Currin, an office professional at Fairview Early Childhood Center, completed Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. She went on to Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Lee, Va. Her Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) was 92A (Automated Logistical Specialist). After completing her training, Markesha was shipped to the 2D infantry Division at Camp Castle in Dongducheon, South Korea.

She spent most of her time in the motor pool where she dispatched vehicles, issued licenses and kept track of the necessary items that the Army needed to keep the vehicles operational. She was able to meet interesting people, like the Katusas, or Korean Soldiers, and loved trying new foods. Her favorite thing to eat was Yaki Mandu, or Korean dumplings.

She was able to visit Tokyo and really enjoyed visiting the temples, skiing and hiking the mountains. For the remainder of her term, she was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. She worked in a warehouse that housed maps and as a secretary in the headquarters office. Her favorite part about being stationed in Kentucky was being able to travel throughout the south visiting Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry on her weekends off.

Markesha is very proud to have severed our country in the U.S. Army. It taught her discipline, integrity, teamwork and how to be a leader. It has really helped shape her into the determined, hardworking, proud American that she is today.

Please help me say thank you to our Veteran Markesha Brown-Currin!

Darcy Dunn

Darcy Dunn

Darcy Dunn is the principal at Fairview Early Childhood Center. She has worked at Rockford Public Schools since 1999.

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