Military News

Dylan W. Frikken, (pictured) the son of Kathy Frikken of Cambridge, graduated from MCRD San Diego, Calif. as a Rifle Expert from 2nd RT Battalion Hotel Company on October 21, 2011. He graduated from Moundsview High School in June 2011. Congratulations on your accomplishments. Your family and friends are extremely proud of you. “Semper Fi.”

Nicholas A. Jellison has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program.

Jellison is currently attending Cambridge-Isanti High School, and will report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training in June 2012. He is the son of Mark and Amy Jellison of Cambridge.

The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $85,536 toward a college education through the Montgomery GI Bill and the Army College Fund. For those who qualify, new soldiers can earn up to $65,000 for student loan repayment. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty.

Army Reserve Spec. Ricky J. Morris is returning to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., after being deployed to Afghanistan serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

He is a combat engineer with the 309th Engineer Company, Brainerd.  Morris is the son of Patti and Rick Morris of Braham, and a 2005 graduate of Braham Area High School.

Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew T. Klaes, son of Barbara Klaes of Dalbo, Minn., recently reported for duty with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.

Klaes is a 2007 graduate of Park High School of Cottage Grove, Minn. and joined the Marine Corps in July 2007.