EDUCATION

Squad leader visits students before leaving for Iraq

Staff reports
Lance Corporal Aaron Bacala visited Pecan Grove Primary Beta Students Friday, March 27.

Lance Corporal Aaron Bacala visited Pecan Grove Primary Beta Students Friday, March 27.

He spoke to the students about leadership and civic duties and citizenship.

Bacala said the Beta Club was an important part of his life, and he wanted the students to know that they must be leaders at school, at home, and in the community in order to succeed.

He is assigned to Weapons Company, 223 Marines as a squad leader and left that Saturday for a tour in Iraq.

The students at Pecan Grove will continue to stay in touch with him through e-mails and written letters.

Lance Corporal Aaron Bacala speaks to Pecan Grove Primary Beta Students Friday, March 27.