A U.S. Army National Guard staff sergeant visited the Knox Community High School today where he gave some inspirational words to the student body. SSG Jerry Nenycz, a graduate of Knox High School, enlisted in the National Guard in 2002 before being mobilized with the infantry and deployed to Afghanistan where he supported Operation Enduring Freedom from 2004 to 2005.
There, he earned his combat infantryman’s badge. Upon his return home, Nenycz was promoted to sergeant, became a member of the Honor Guard, and became a paratrooper and assistant team leader. At the same time, he has worked as a recruiter and instructor with the Indiana Army National Guard.