First Posted: 11/21/2007
Army Pvt. Michael T. Ranakoski has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, KY. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, as well as armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, first aid and Army history, traditions, and core values. He is the son of Michael Ranakoski, Clarks Summit, and Joan Burns, Scranton. Ranakoski is a 2005 graduate of West Scranton High School, Scranton.