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Hometown Hero: SPC Collin Monette
Monday's hometown hero is SPC Collin Monette!
Monday's hometown hero is SPC Collin Monette, assigned to the Apache Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (Airborne).
Within his first year, his responsibilities grew to include his own 60mm mortar to take on field training exercises and shoot at impact areas.
His compounding successes and achievements provided for him army awards and promotions. With steadfast determination and the utmost courage, he fought in Operation: Enduring Freedom.
Upon his return to Alaska, he soon assumed the mantle of squad leader and began the process all over again.
Just recently, SPC Monette led his team through multiple company training events and caught the eye of his commander as the best leader to go through the lane.
SPC Monette is married to his wife, Janet Marlar, who says whenever his career in the army ends, SPC Monette plans to attend college at Michigan State University, with the hopes of becoming a
veterinarian for large animals, and eventually settle down in a rural community.
We say thank you to Specialist Collin Monette for his service and all of the many sacrifices he continues to make for this awesome country we live in - called the USA.
Plus, a special thank you to our friends over at Anchorage Chrystler Dodge Jeep and Ram Center for being such big supporter's of our local servicemen and women.