Biography: William P. Kearney was born and raised in Metamora, a small farming community in central Illinois. After graduating high school, William joined the US Army and attended basic training at Fort Sill, OK, where he was trained and certified as a field artillery specialist. Once basic training was completed, William was stationed at Fort Carson, CO. He deployed to Iraq in August 2008-August 2009 with the 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, 3-16 Field Artillery battalion. William served 5 years before his contract ended and was honorably discharged. Currently, William is a sophomore standing attending college at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for a business degree in accounting.