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Perseverance, dedication to service reflect Blackburn’s military past, character

Coppell High School assistant boys soccer coach David Blackburn was selected to train to be a naval intelligence officer in early 2014. Blackburn has been immersed in the military lifestyle since he was a child, his father being a former Navy officer. Photo by Amanda Hair.

Marcus Krum, Executive Sports Editor

February 10, 2017

For almost a year, the pain that permeates assistant soccer coach David Blackburn’s shoulder wouldn’t leave. It lingered as a reminder of his past, of his military background, of his time in Naval Officer Candidate School (OCS). It serves as a remembrance of opportunities. It is a portrayal of doors, bot...