CRYSTAL RIVER — For Army Cpl. Allen “Gator” Cochran, military service is about the mission.
It’s about discipline and routine, doing good, bringing order, and brokering and keeping the peace.
Currently, Cochran is with 11 Bravo Infantry, stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., and back from an 11-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Earlier this week, the 22-year-old Crystal River native sat down with the Chronicle, his dad, Allen Cochran Sr., by his side, and talked about his experiences in the Army and being “over there.”