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Two with local ties graduate from military training

Published January 28. 2013 4:00AM

Pvt. Zachery Z. Gagnon, 18, of Ledyard, graduated from boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. on Jan 11. Gagnon, the son of William and Holly Gagnon, qualified as an expert rifleman and received a perfect score on his Combat Fitness Test, Practical Application Test and Personal Fitness Test. He will complete additional training before he is assigned to a permanent duty station.

Gagnon is a 2012 graduate of the Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Vocational Technical High School.

Air Force Airman Kevin Huettner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Huettner, the brother of Chelsea Huettner of Groton, is a 2006 graduate of the Robert E. Fitch Senior High School.

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