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Fort Campbell Naming Center For Michigan Soldier

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FORT CAMPBELL (AP) – A training center at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Kentucky is being named for a fallen soldier from Michigan.

The post is having a memorialization ceremony Friday to name the center the Capt. Sean P. Grimes Physician Assistant Training Center. Fort Campbell says Grimes’ family and some of his military colleagues will attend the ceremony.

The post says Grimes’ family donated part of his life insurance benefits to set up scholarship for soldiers in the physician assistant and nursing fields and purchase furniture for the new training classroom.

Grimes was the first physician assistant to die while serving in Iraq, in 2005.

Grimes was born in Pontiac, lived in Bloomfield Hills and graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in nursing.

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