PV2 Cole Smykle graduated from the United States Army Basic Infantry Training at Ft. Benning, Ga. on Aug. 19.
Cole is the son of Clay and Michele Smykle, the brother of Maci, Brandon S.D., and grandson of Bob and Bev Krusemark, of Perham. Michele grew up in Wadena and now lives in Brandon, S.D.
Cole is full-time Army and was a part of the Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment.
He will be stationed in Baumholder, Germany, and will undergo further extensive combat infantry training.
Cole was a 2010 graduate from Brandon Valley High School.