Military: Army Spec. Anthony M. Franklin

Army Spec. Anthony M. Franklin has returned to Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year. The soldier is one of 3,500 members of the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division stationed at Fort Richardson. Airborne combat team members included soldiers assigned to one of six battalions and regiments of the 25th Infantry Division. The airborne brigade served in three eastern provinces of Afghanistan, which included the Paktya, Paktika and Khost. Soldiers improved roads, provided vocational training in construction and civics, improved and re-opened 29 schools, remodeled six medical clinics and improved three district courthouses. Franklin, an intelligence analyst, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment. He has three years of military service. He is the son of Angela C. Prince of Safford, Ariz., and Richard K. Franklin III of Kingman.