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In Service - PFC Kyle D. Koch

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Private First Class Kyle D. Koch, 21, a 2009 graduate of Fillmore Central High School, has earned the title “U.S Marine” upon graduating from Marine Corps recruit training in San Diego on Aug. 10, 2012. Kyle is the son of Dale and Becky Koch of Preston.

Koch enters into a proud, life-long brotherhood composed of the select few men and women who have earned their place in the Corps’ ranks.

Putting his recruit’s honor, courage and commitment to the test, Koch faced the physically and mentally rigorous challenges packed into the 13 weeks of Marine Corps boot camp. The training was designed to enhance raw talent and to create the morale and discipline required of all Marines.

During recruit training, Koch joined others from across the country to undertake the quest to be among the world’s military elite. He learned time-honored military customs and courtesies and mastered close-order drill. The demanding physical fitness regimen placed Koch in the best shape of his life. The training honed vital military skills such as marksmanship, first aid, martial arts and leadership.

Following approximately 10 days of well-earned leave, Koch will attend school to learn his occupational specialty. Then Koch will report to his first duty station to gain further knowledge and experience serving with a Marine Corps Unit.

Koch is a Platoon High Shooter, which he received a Meritorious Promotion. He is a Marine who has demonstrated a high degree of proficiency and has shown exceptional leadership ability.

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