As of Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Pvt. Kyle Dean Bower graduated from the United States Marine Corps Boot Camp on Dec. 5, 2014, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif.
Bower graduated expert rifleman of his platoon with a score of 339 out of possible 350.
He is a 2012 graduate of Prairie High School. Bower’s parents, Tom and Shirley Bower and his sister, Kim and Derrick Dryden, all flew to San Diego for the graduation ceremonies. His other sister is Dawn and Seth Crane and daughter Riley of Post Falls. His grandparents are Frank Braucher of Lapwai, the late Herb and Mary Ann Ahlers, the late Dorothy Braucher and the late Frank Bower.