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Service news 7/7/05

July 07, 2005

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Kelsey L. Duckworth, son of Gail H. and Louis A. Duckworth of Chambersburg, Pa., recently graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and was commissioned to his current rank in the United States Marine Corps.

Duckworth successfully completed four years of intensive academic, physical and professional training, resulting in a bachelor of science degree with a major in mechanical engineering. As a graduate of the Naval Academy, Duckworth completed a four-year, total-immersion program where a strong, balanced academic program focused on the educational needs of the Navy and Marine Corps is superimposed on a strict, professional military training environment emphasizing the development of leadership skills.

Duckworth is a 2001 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.




Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brandon A. Pilgrim, son of Carla R. and James V. Pilgrim of Chambersburg, Pa., and more than 2,100 Marines and sailors assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are in the middle of a scheduled deployment with the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group to the Mediterranean Sea in support of the global war on terrorism.

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Pilgrim is a 2004 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School and joined the Marine Corps in June 2004.




Marine Corps Capt. Benjamin B. Harrison, whose wife, Dana, is the daughter of Mary Crooks of Chambersburg, Pa., and more than 2,100 Marines and sailors assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are in the middle of a scheduled deployment with the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group to the Mediterranean Sea in support of the global war on terrorism.




Navy Ensign Anthony F. Stelzner II, son of Kathryn A. Mitchell of Frederick, Md., and Stephen A. Stelzner of Cambridge, Md., recently received his commission as a naval officer after completing Officer Candidate School at Officer Training Command, Pensacola, Fla.

Stelzner joined the Navy in February 2005.




Marine Corps Pfc. Sean M. Overzat, son of Cathy A. and Christopher F. Ghanayem of Thurmont, Md., recently completed the administrative clerk course at Personnel Administration School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

With his newly acquired knowledge, Overzat is ready to prepare personnel evaluations and reports, leave authorizations, military identification cards and official orders for Marines changing duty station.

Overzat is a 2004 graduate of Catoctin High School in Thurmont, and joined the Marine Corps in November 2004.

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