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A Day On Board… Veterans’ Day

Posted by iusbvision on November 6, 2006

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Specialist Mike Renfrow graduated from Bluffton High School in the spring of 1996 and enlisted in the Army by June of that year.  He spent 8 weeks in basic training at Ft. Leonardwood, MO.  Then it was on to the Defense Language Institute in Monterrey, CA where he spent 1 year learning Persian Farsi, which is the language spoken in Iran.

Renfrow continued training in Texas and Arizona before being stationed at Ft. Gordon, GA.  While there, Renfrow served as a Signal Intercept Analyst for military intelligence.

While at Ft. Gordon, Specialist Renfrow translated and analyzed intercepted radio communications from Iraq and Iran.

Renfrow was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal while at Ft. Gordon and twice received the Commander’s Coin.  He also designed a brigade sized training regiment for military intelligence.

In 2000, Specialist Renfrow received an honorable discharge.

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