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Private E-2 Austin Story

by Bear

Austin graduated OSUT training with Foxtrot Company in the 2/54th Infantry Regiment on Sand Hill at Fort Benning, GA. Upon graduation, Austin received the Iron Man award of Foxtrot Company and as a team leader of 4th platoon, his platoon was awarded the Honor Platoon of their cycle. Austin will be graduating Airborne School on 7/11/14 with Alpha Company 1/507th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Austin's first duty station will be at Fort Bragg in North Carolina where he will become a member of the 82nd Airborne Paratrooper "Brotherhood". Austin comes from a big military family of Airborne Paratroopers. Our ancestors served during the world wars, our grandpa served for 27yrs., I served for 3 years, and now Austin begins HIS military journey.


Austin is a 2013 graduate of Tomahawk High School in Tomahawk, WI. He enjoys all types of sports and weight lifting.

His family, friends, and hometown are very proud of him. I couldn't be any happier to call him my brother!