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I, SGT Shawn T. Eggerling enlisted in the Army on 07 April 2004. Transitioning into the military, I attended Basic Combat Training (BCT) at Ft. Benning, GA. I was taught battlefield survival and team building skills, physical conditioning, and basic rifle marksmanship. In June of 2004 I attended Advanced Individual training (AIT) as a 14T, Patriot Launcher Crewmember /Maintainer, in Ft. Bliss, TX. Was introduced to the operation of the PATRIOT Missile System as a Launcher Station Crewmember. Trained in March Order and Emplacement, and Missile Re-load. Training also consisted of detailed analysis of system faults with schematic interpretation, circuit card, and major component replacement. In October of 2004 I was assigned to Delta Battery 3rd Battalion 2nd Air Defense Artillery, 31st Air Defense Brigade, FT Bliss, TX. I was placed into Launcher Platoon where I was responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of Patriot Launching Stations and 1 Guided Missile......
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