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Specialist Spencer J. Dahlheimer, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, copied down grid coordinates during one of six Army warrior tasks in the I Corps Soldier of the Year Competition on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, June 6. (Photo from Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System)

Dahlheimer competes for 'Soldier of the Year' honor

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Spencer Dahlheimer of Alexandria puts his heart and soul into being a solider.

He improves himself every day by sharpening his skills at the firing range, competing in long-range shooting events and taking on demanding physical activities like rock climbing, running and swimming with weights.


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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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