Gillespie Native Enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

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Pvt. Michael Ross of Gillespie, Illinois, shakes hands with Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Reif, a recruiter with Illinois National Guard at Ross’s home in Gillespie.

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/30/2017) (readMedia)-- Pvt. Michael Ross, of Gillespie, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard July 25, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.

Ross enlisted as a 68W, Medic, and is assigned to Company M, Recruit Sustainment Program in Shiloh, Illinois.

Upon completion of his initial training Ross will be assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, based in Marion, Illinois.

Ross is a 2016 graduate of Gillespie High School in Gillespie, Illinois.

After successfully completing his training, Ross will take advantage of the Illinois National Guard Grant, which pays 100 percent of college tuition while he works as a full-time student and a part-time Soldier. He will also be eligible for the Select Reserve G.I. Bill and federal tuition.

The Recruiting and Retention Battalion and Company M congratulated Ross and welcomed him into the Illinois Army National Guard.