Hometown Hero: Shannon McGoey
Army Private 2 Shannon McGoey graduated from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program from Fort Benning Army Base, Ft Benning, Ga., on June 12.
The PV2 infantryman completed an intensive 14-week one-station unit training, then moved on to three weeks of basic Airborne training. He then moved to Pre-RASP spending three weeks preparing for the grueling selection program. He successfully completed eight weeks in the selection program and has now been assigned to the 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment.
McGoey, a 2010 graduate of Independence High School, is the son of Diane and Patrick McGoey of Cameron Park.