Starr Waits in San Diego for Marines Basic Training to Begin

Introducing Jayson Starr, a 2020 graduate of Juda High School, and a recipient of a Ben Jackson Foundation Travel Award.  Starr left early for Marines basic training on Sunday, June 14, 2020 to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA.  However, he is under strict quarantine with his fellow recruits…

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Paffel Prepares for the Army

Introducing Austin Paffel, a 2020 graduate of Juda High School and a recipient of a Ben Jackson Foundation Travel Award.  Paffel celebrated graduation Wednesday, June 3. Paffel will travel to Fort Jackson, SC for Basic Training on June 7.  Upon completion of Basic Training in August, Paffel will then travel to Fort Lee, VA for…

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Jayson Starr

From: Juda, WI High School: Juda High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Marine Corps Why I decided to enlist in the military Both my great grandparents served, and I want to serve my country. Why I chose the Marine Corps The Marines fit my abilities. I wanted to be challenged mentally and physically. Basic…

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Austin Paffel

From: Brodhead, WI High School: Juda High School Class: 2020 Branch: United States Army Why I decided to enlist in the military For the benefits and to fight for our country. Why I chose the Army Because it would be good for me. Basic training location Fort Jackson, South Carolina Basic training dates 6/30/2020 Job…

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Kyle Walters

From: Monroe, WI High School: Juda High School Class: 2018 Branch: United States Marine Corps Reserve Why I decided to enlist in the military To make my father proud, to honor my grandfather and to do something and be a part of something bigger than myself. Why I chose the Marine Corps Because it was…

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