FORT HOOD, Texas-- Oxford, Ohio native, Pfc. Travis Prater, a cannon crewman, assigned to Battery A, 5th Bn., 82nd F.A. Reg., 4th BCT, 1st Cav. Div., hugs his dad during the final moments before leaving for Afghanistan, here, Oct. 30. Prater will deploy with roughly one third of his unit to assist Afghan Security Forces in a nine-month deployment.