Snyder graduates U.S. Coast Guard recruit training
By Elburn Herald
on August 20, 2009
Coast Guard Seaman Eric Snyder, son of Pam and Kelly Snyder of Elburn, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.
During the eight-week training program, Snyder completed a vigorous training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship.
Snyder and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard’s core valuesâ€”honor, respect and devotion to dutyâ€”and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct. Snyder will join 36,000 other men and women who comprise Coast Guard’s force.
Snyder is a 2004 graduate of Kaneland High School.