Pfc. Caleb Rhoades from North Wilkesboro is serving with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan as a fire support specialist.
Rhoades graduated from North Wilkes High School in 2010 and enlisted in the Army at age 19 in 2011. He completed basic training in July 2011 and advanced individual training in August 2011 at Fort Sill, Okla.
He is stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Seattle, Wash., and was deployed to Afghanistan this past April.
Rhoades and his wife, Catherine Hall Rhoades, are expecting their first child. He is the son of Randy and Pam Rhoades of North Wilkesboro, and the grandson of Magalene Woodie of Hays and Clyde and Georgia Rhoades of North Wilkesboro