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Iowans on a Mission: Soldier and MMA fighter


WATERLOO (KWWL) -- Iowans on a Mission.

The largest deployment of our soldiers in decades continues in Afghanistan.

Some of our soldiers are keeping their dreams alive through pictures provided to us by military reporters embedded with the Regional Command East.

Private First Class Scott Suhr of Olin isn't letting his deployment stop his dream of professional fighting.

The 23-year-old Iowan is into mixed martial arts and trains on a regular basis in the base gym.

His record back home is 8-4.  He is hoping for more victories when he returns home - he works on his punches with the help of Private First Class Richard Reichardt from Tipton.

Suhr says he doesn't fight to hurt others - he just likes the competition.

Private Suhr is determined to join the professional MMA circuit when he returns home.

Online reporter/News anchor: Tara Thomas

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