Former star wrestler is kicked out of the military
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) — A Siouxlander received a special send-off from family and friends as he began his journey to be stationed in the military.
Easton Graff was a former standout wrestler at Sgt. Bluff-Luton High School to Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.
He had received several scholarship offers to wrestle at the college level. But instead, he made the decision to serve his country and enlist in the military.
“I was getting scholarship offers, but I was like, ‘I want to do something else with my life and what is going to fill it more than going into the military and doing something to my country,” said US Army specialist Easton Graff.
Easton was scheduled to leave Siouxland to go on active duty last Friday.
His grandmother, Luann, decided to stage a real start at Heart & Soul Treasures in Sioux City, the store she opened with her son and Easton’s father, Brad, after he retired. They say the support they’ve received from the community has been amazing.
“It’s pretty gratifying to see the community and others supporting, you know, our soldiers and supporting them when they’re not around,” said Brad Graff, Easton’s father.
“We posted it on Facebook and the number of responses that simply thanked him for his service was overwhelming,” said Luann Graff, Easton’s grandmother.
Easton’s active duty lasts for the next 9 months.
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