E-T Staff Report

Private First Class Elias James Brannon, 18, a 2010 graduate of Hico High School, graduated from the United States Marine Corps Boot Camp in San Diego, CA on Nov. 19. Brannon was one of 80 recruits who successfully completed 13 weeks of intense basic training. He served as a squad leader in Training Platoon 3263. He leaves for Camp Pendleton today for two months of infantry training, then on to Military Occupation Specialty School.