Petersburg Native Enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

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Pvt. Liam Elliot of Petersburg, Illinois, poses at the St. Louis Military Enlistment Processing Station in St. Louis, Missouri, August 14.

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/22/2017) (readMedia)-- Pvt. Liam Elliot, of Petersburg, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard August 14, at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.

Giles enlisted as a 09R, Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet, and is assigned to Company M, Recruit Sustainment Program in Shiloh, Illinois.

Upon completion of his initial training Elliot will be assigned to 445th Chemical Company, based in Shiloh, Illinois.

Elliot is 2016 graduate of Triad High School in Troy, Illinois.

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