Kyle Collins

The unrest that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 prompted heightened security around the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

With the inauguration taking place on Jan. 20, several National Guard units from around the country were mobilized to help maintain order in Washington D.C.

One of the units called up was the 167th Infantry from Alabama. Arab High School graduate and Guntersville resident Kyle Collins, a staff sergeant with the 167th, was in D.C. for nearly two weeks before and after the inauguration.

Collins is a 2007 graduate of Arab High School. He currently works at Ross-Graden Lumber in Guntersville.

“It was definitely a crazy experience in D.C.,” he said.

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