Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Private E2 Anthony C. Laabs graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Aug. 21, 2009. Laabs, the son of Randy and Marguerite Laabs of Kimball, was a member of the Alpha Company, First Platoon of the 1/13 Infantry Regiment. While there, he was a squad leader and graduated in the top 10 percent of the 1,200 graduates.
He will return to Central Lakes College in Brainerd, where he is working on his AA degree and plays football for the Raiders. Laabs will continue his training next summer as an Aviations Operations Specialist. Laabs is a 2008 graduate of Kimball Area High School.