Freedom isn’t free, and Washington County native Davis Purdom knows that well.
Purdom, a 1995 graduate of Washington County High School, now lives in Georgia, where he is a member of the U.S. Army stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. He will be part of a group of soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in November, and this will be his third deployment.
Purdom’s first two tours lasted 12 months and 15 months respectively, where he served as a fuel specialist in Iraq. His work had him refueling and rearming helicopters near the front lines.