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April 16, 1998

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jennifer C. Miller, daughter of Donnie and Mary E. Miller of Charles Town, W.Va., recently received a Letter of Commendation while assigned with the guided missile destroyer Precommissioning Detachment Curtis Wilbur, based at San Diego. Miller is a 1996 graduate of Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.




Marine Cpl. Timothy C. Gehring, a 1995 graduate of Frederick (Md.) High School, recently was promoted to his present rank while serving with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Combat Development Center, Quantico, Va.




Marine Lance Cpl. Robert J. Frank, son of Geraldine M. Frank of Frederick, Md., recently reported for duty with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Frank is a 1994 graduate of Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick.




Army Reserve Pvt. Gary W. Mellott, son of Gary W. Mellott and Lydia S. Mellott, both of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., has graduated from the light-wheeled vehicle mechanic course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Mellott is a 1995 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

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Army Staff Sgt. Philip S. Heil has arrived for duty at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, Frederick, Md. His wife, Elithia, is the daughter of Herbert E. Cleveland of Chambersburg, Pa.




Army National Guard Pvt. Francis J. Vogt, son of Donna Vogt of Frederick, Md., and Frank Vogt of Myersville, Md., has entered basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.




Navy Fireman John R. Graham, son of Lenore J. Douglas of Warfordsburg, Pa., has completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. Graham, a 1995 graduate of Southern Fulton High School, Warfordsburg, joined the Navy in September 1995.




Navy Seaman David Bruchey, son of Susan J. Bruchey of Middletown, Md., has completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. Bruchey, a 1991 graduate of Middletown High School, joined the Navy in February 1994.




Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Melvin M. Bowers, son of Rosmary M. Saxton of Charles Town, W.Va., stepson of Linda and son of Melvin M. Bowers Jr. of Charles Town, has completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf aboard the guided missile destroyer USS John Rodgers, homeported in Mayport, Fla. It is the final deployment of the ship, which is scheduled to be decommissioned later this year. Bowers, a 1994 graduate of Martinsburg High School, Martinsburg, W.Va., joined the Navy in May 1995.




Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jacob M. Scott, son of James M. and Linda W. Scott of Martinsburg, W.Va., has completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf aboard the guided missile cruiser USS South Carolina, homeported in Norfolk, Va. It was the final deployment of the ship, which is being decommissioned later this year. Scott, a 1993 graduate of Musselman High School, Bunker Hill, W.Va., joined the Navy in June 1993.




Navy Seaman Mark A. Thompson has completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf aboard the guided missile cruiser USS South Carolina, homeported in Norfolk, Va. It was the final deployment of the ship, which is being decommissioned later this year. Thompson, a 1995 graduate of Cumberland Valley Christian High School, Chambersburg, Pa., joined the Navy in January 1996.




Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel P. Myers, son of James P. and Amelia R. Myers of Mount Airy, Md., recently reported for duty with the aircraft carrier Precommissioning Unit Harry S. Truman, based at Newport News, Va. Myers joined the Navy in January 1995.

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