ARMY HONOR GRAD — Honor graduate from the 1st Battalion 210th Aviation Regiment, Private First Class Devon Rauscher stands between mom Karen Grubb and sister Paige Rauscher. I-O Photo by Tirsea McNeal
By Tirsea McNeal, I-O Reporter
The Grubb family recently received a very prized letter, letting them know their daughter; Private First Class Devon Rauscher was the honor graduate for the 15R AH-64D Advance Attack Helicopter Repairer Course, at the 128th Aviation Brigade in Virginia.
Vernon Miles, Lieutenant Colonel, USA Commander, said, “Aviation by its very nature, is a risky endeavor, and those who maintain these aircraft are responsible for the lives of crewmembers and their mission support to ground Commanders.”
Training was conducted at the First Battalion 210th Aviation Regiment.
The letter they received from Lieutenant Colonel Miles said, “Your daughter has exhibited outstanding quality in achieving this high standard.” He added, “A direct reflection on her upbringing and sense of duty, honor and responsibility.”
Karen Grubb, Rauscher’s mother said, “I’m very proud of her and excited for her to go see the country.” Rauscher, age 19, was heading out to South Korea Feb. 11. Grubb added, “It’s a great way for her to experience and see a lot of different places.”
As she visited with her mom and sister Paige Rauscher, the mood was quiet. Rauscher was reserved and when asked how she felt, she smiled then and said, “I’m excited.”
Rauscher became interested in aviation and helicopters back in September, 2011. She said, “I knew I didn’t want to go into college, so I decided to go into the army and aviation.” She added, “In boot camp, she was one of four in her platoon that was promoted.” Rauscher was the only girl.”
Rauscher graduated from Conrad High School in 2012.