Central Hardin High School graduate Jeremy Key does not take safety for granted.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Key is a damage controlman onboard the USS Cole, a U.S. Navy destroyer homeported in Norfolk, Va.
“I always wanted to join the military, ever since I was a little kid,” said Key, 23.
A 2008 Central Hardin graduate, Key said he was influenced by the fact he had a few family members who joined the military. He said a military career seemed alluring, and he joined when he was 19.