Johnsburg Native enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

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SPRINGFIELD, IL (02/08/2018) (readMedia)-- Springfield, Ill. – Pvt. Johnathon Dodaro, of Johnsburg, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard Jan. 24, at the Chicago Military Entrance Processing Station.

Dodaro enlisted as a 12N, Horizontal Engineer, and is assigned Company C, Recruit Sustainment Program in Machesney Park, Illinois.

Upon completion of his initial training, Dodaro will be assigned to Company B, 766th Brigade Engineer Battalion.

Dodaro is a senior at Richmond Burton High School, Richmond, Illinois.

After successfully completing his training, Dodaro will be eligible for 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 assistance.

Staff Sgt. Chad Wille of Company C, congratulated Dodaro and welcomed him into the Illinois Army National Guard.

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