Private First Class John G. Frankenberg was born in 1995 in Fridley, Minnesota. He and his family made Nebraska their home in 1998.
He graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 2013 as an Honor student and was part of the Grand Island Wresting Team. He worked as a boot repair specialist at Willis Shoe and Boot during his free time while attending high school.
John decided on joining the Marine Corp because he felt it was the most challenging and rewarding choice for his military career. He wanted to prepare early and signed in the delayed entry program for the Marines while still a Junior in High School. He made a point to attend several Marine Corp competitions and events and even took advanced Cisco networking classes during High School to give him a step up as a Military Data Network Specialist.
He graduated Marine Corp Basic Training 3rd Battalion Lima Company Platoon 3245 in San Diego, California on November 1st. He will be returning to Camp Pendleton on November 12th for School Of Infantry before he starts Military Occupational Specialty School.
John is an active deer, turkey, and goose hunter, and enjoys riding his motorcycle. His proud parents Tara and John say he has been looking forward to lunch at his favorite place, Jim's Gyros, and listening to music when he gets back.