MAGNOLIA — Pfc. Michael D. Glenn of Magnolia, a 2015 graduate of Putnam County High School, was named the Distinguished Honor Graduate of his Advanced Individual Training class at Fort Sill, Okla.
The honor was determined through written, field and physical fitness testing. He was also one of the two graduates to score a 100 percent on his final Joint Fires Operation exam.
This accomplishment earned him the experience of getting to call coordinates to an Air Force B-52 bomber, which dropped a 500-pound bomb on target.
Glenn is a forward observer and fire support specialist with the National Guard who will gather intelligence for the Army’s field artillery. After a year spent training with the military, he will be returning to the University of Illinois as a junior and a member of the ROTC.
Glenn plans on completing his double major of ag law/policy and agronomy with a focus on bio-genetics and will then be attending law school while remaining with the military.
Glenn, the son of Laurie Glenn, lives on the family farm in Magnolia.