The Daily Item
Reece W. Metzger, 19, of Milton, graduated from Marine Combat Training, School of Infantry East, Kilo Company, on Feb. 4, from Camp Lejeune, N.C. He successfully completed the 4 week course where he received the basic infantry skills of land navigation, patrolling, offensive operations, defensive operations and weapons systems.
Immediately following graduation, Private Metzger will be going to Fort Bennings, Ga., where he will continue his education for his Military Occupational Specialty. Private Metzger will begin three months of training as a M1A1 tank crewman.
Private Metzger is following in his grandfathers footsteps, John G. Parkinson, of Milton, who served in the Marine Corps from 1954-1957.