Pvt. 3 Michael T. Gootee graduated from Advanced Individual Training on Aug. 20, 2009, at Fort Jackson, S.C. as a wheeled vehicle mechanic. He received a promotion upon his graduation. He will be stationed at the Boone Center in Frankfort as part of the Kentucky National Guard.
Gootee is the son of George and Charlene Gootee of Radcliff.