Greenville Native Enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

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Pvt. David Thompson of Greenville, Illinois, shakes hands with Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Reif, a recruiter with Illinois National Guard at the St. Louis Military Enlistment Processing Station.

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/30/2017) (readMedia)-- Pvt. David Thompson, of Greenville, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard July 21, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.

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

Upon completion of his initial training Thompson will be assigned to Company C, 634th Brigade Support Battalion, based in Springfield, Illinois.

Thompson is a senior at Bond County High School in Greenville, Illinois, and will attend basic training after he graduates.

After successfully completing his training, Thompson 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 Thompson and welcomed him into the Illinois Army National Guard.