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Collinsville High School senior Parker Fry is looking forward to his final season playing with the Collinsville soccer team. A transfer student-athlete from Owasso, Fry is looking to help the Cardinals this season at his striker position. Fry found another team this year – the Oklahoma National Guard. He will begin his training process with the Oklahoma National Guard after graduating from Collinsville High. His plans after basic training and AIT (Advanced Individual Training) include attending college thanks to the benefits he receives while serving in the Guard. 

“I decided to join the National Guard because I can go to college while also setting myself up for a career in the U.S. Army,” said Fry. “I plan to go to Northeastern State University while serving in the Guard.” 

As a student-athlete, Fry understands what it means to balance a schedule, stay focused on completing tasks and staying physically fit – all qualities Fry will use while serving in the Oklahoma National Guard. Fry plans to become a 12B or Combat Engineer. 

“I will be a 12B or Combat Engineer and the unit I serve with is in Broken Arrow, OK,” said Fry. 

Fry isn’t the only member of his family to serve in the United States military. His mother spent time in the National Guard as well and his grandfather served in the U.S. Army. 

His family was very supportive when he made the decision to join the military and serve in the National Guard. Making military service as a career is a goal for Fry and he is excited to start his career in the National Guard. 

“My family was very supportive when I decided to join the National Guard,” said Fry. “I looked at the United States Air Force but all my family have been in the Army so it was an easy decision. I plan on going active duty once I am done with college.” 

In his free time, Fry enjoys playing soccer with friends. Soon his free time will be wrapped up in training and eventually a new start in college. 

Congratulations to Parker Fry on being named this month’s Oklahoma National Guard Student of the Month. 

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