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#SoldierSaturday What talents do you have?

#SoldierSaturday What talents do you have?

WASHINGTON -- Comic book characters are popular in the military -- it's hard to go far without seeing comic book figurines, bobbleheads or some other sort of memorabilia at a service member's work station -- so it isn't surprising that one Soldier's passion for comics turned into a bit of a second career. Army Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Johnson plays trumpet in the Army Field Band in Washington, D.C. "It's great to have a job where you not only get to do what you love, but you're doing it for reasons that really matter," he said. Johnson loves the trumpet so much that he also spends his free time teaching the instrument to students. But he also loves writing, and his love for both is what got him into the comic book industry. "I actually wrote a blog post -- kind of an essay -- comparing the comics medium to jazz and how they're similar," Johnson said. "Writing comics, you are...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/206932?dmd

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