Pvt. Kyle Flanigan, of Roxana, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard on June 28 at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station.
Flanigan enlisted as an 88M, Motor Transport Operator, and will be assigned to the 1844th Transportation Company based in East St. Louis upon completion of his training.
Flanigan will attend basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla., and attend advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Flanigan advanced in rank to E-2 because of qualifying college credits he received from Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey. Flanigan also received 100 percent free college tuition with the Illinois National Guard Grant and the Select Reserve Montgomery GI Bill.
Flanigan is a 2012 graduate of Roxana High School and the son of Patricia and Rocklan Flanigan. His wife, Savannah, and his parents said they are very proud of his decision to join the Army to serve his state and country.