Veteran finds roots in Sweet Home
November 8, 2023
For many who enlist, adrift and uncertain after putting high school behind them, the Army can provide a sense of belonging and purpose. Sweet Home firefighter Coury Gagne found himself among those looking for a place to fit in when he signed up in May of 2012.
"I went to school for welding when I first got done with high school and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life," Gagne said.
His father, also a veteran, told him the Army might be a good pause button. It would turn out to be much more than a pause for Gagne.
"I went in and I really liked it, and I ended up staying for seven...