PV2 Troy Jenkins, son of Darrel and Stephanie Jenkins of Payson, was home on leave after Christmas.
Troy, a 2006 Payson Longhorn graduate, went into the Army after graduation.
He went through Basic, Airborne and Ranger Indoctrination Program (RIP) in Fort Benning, Ga. He is now stationed with the Ranger 1st Battalion in Savannah, Ga.
Troy went through all his PT training as first or second in his platoon. He said the four years of training in wrestling and track really helped him.
Troy was a part of that senior team that took regional and state.
Troy comes from a long line of Army veterans. His dad, Darrel, is retired Army and National Guard, older brother, Daniel, is in Special Forces, his big sister, Raylene, is full-time Air National Guard.