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4 Moffat County seniors pledge service to the U.S.

Noelle Leavitt Riley

Four Moffat County High School seniors joined a branch of the United States Military. Tyler Gerber, left, will go into the Navy; Jay Hayes signed up for the Marine Corps; Danny Wilbur joined the Army; and Austin Luker joined the Navy.

One of the most noble professions any high school senior can embark on is serving the United States of America.

This year, four Moffat County High School seniors pledged their lives to serve our country by joining a branch of the military.

"I come from a long line of people that were in the Army," said Danny Wilbur, who has joined the army, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Lester Stahly who was a part of the 82nd 101st Airborne division.

Wilbur will join the same division.

Senior Tyler Gerber chose to enter the Navy "to protect everything we have that everyone before us protected," he said. "It's important having each generation do their part in protecting our country."

Gerber's friend Jay Hayes decided that the Marine Corps was where he wanted to start his military career.

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"I want to keep our country free and keep it an awesome place to live," Hayes said. "And I like guns."

Austin Luker signed up for the navy, as it's a big deal in his family to serve the U.S.

"My dad was in the military and to me there is no higher purpose than to serve in the military," Luker said.

The four young gentlemen beamed with pride as they spoke about their future military careers.