Military notes: Pfc. Thomas Gindorff, Pvt. Austen Schroeder
Area natives, Pfc. Thomas P. Gindorff, 19, and Pvt. Austen J. Schroeder, 19, earned the title "U.S. Marine" upon graduating from Marine Corps recruit training in June.
Gindorff and Austen enter into a proud, lifelong brotherhood composed of the select few men and women who have earned their place in the Corps' ranks.