Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 27, 2010
Crowder & Graham In U.S. Army

2010 CHS Grad - Jayce Crowder
2011 Grad-To-Be - Jake Graham

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Jake Graham Signs For Army Next Year

Jake Graham & Family

Hey Ted,

I just wanted to let you know that on July 13, 2010, I signed my contract into the U.S. Army as an active duty infantryman. I will leave June 26th 2011 after my senior year. I signed for 3 years and I plan on volunteering to send my self to Afghanistan after basic training. I just wanted to let you know. I have put some pic on this link for the site. I will keep you updated on any other changes.

Jake Graham
(Sunday July 25, 2010)

Jayce Crowder
Jayce Crowder

Jayce Crowder has spent most of this summer so far (following his 2010 CHS graduation) at Army Reserve LTC (leadership) training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Jayce ended that training last week and qualified as the 2nd highest out of the 197 in his company. Jayce is home this week but begins the next phase of his military / educational / sports journey next week when he heads to Marion Military Academy (MMI) in Marion, Alabama. Jayce will wrestle, study and be immersed in the military with a 2 year GRFD tuition scholarship. After that, Jayce can select any university to complete his college education starting as a 2nd lieutenent. Jayce's 6 year Army Reserve committment includes these college years.

Jayce says the mental aspect of the training so far was a bit of a surprise as he was expecting the physical challenge. Just a few of the exercices Jacye mentioned were a paintball leadership drill, building a boat from barrels and boards to carry his squad, 7 mile hike in full pack, rock climbing / repelling, and qualifying on the M16 shooting range.

Jayce Crowder (cap lifted)

Jayce's photos above are via Facebook (and the Army and Mom Sonya)

Thank you to Jayce for stopping by the Newspaper Museum (& Monday for the update on his summer so far. Jayce says he hopes to be back for Thanksgiving next. -- Ted