U.S. Army Private First Class Seth Mette recently graduated third in his class from communications support specialist school at Fort Gordon in Augusta, GA. Mette, as a member of the 369th Signal Battalion of the 15th Regimental Signal Brigade, underwent training which prepared him to set up, service and maintain many of the types of communications equipment used in the field by today's Army.
PFC Mette entered the Army in July 2009 and completed basic combat training at Fort Benning in Columbus, GA. During this time, Mette was awarded the National Defense ribbon, the Army Service ribbon and the Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.
PFC Mette has been temporarily assigned to the 704th Brigade Support Battalion (Rear Detachment) of the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. He and his wife, Julia, and son, Lucien, are former Vermillion residents who now make their home at Fort Carson. Mette is a 2000 Vermillion High School graduate and he attended USD. He is the son of Dale and Sandy Mette of Vermillion.