Service news

October 24, 2006

Army Pvt. Christopher M. Lewis, son of Sharon A. Haines of Hagerstown, graduated basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 6.

Lewis is currently in AIT at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Lewis is a 2005 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

Staff Sgt. Michael S. Ingram, son of Granvil E. and Virginia Ingram of Dargan, having served honorably for 20 years of active service, has retired from the Army effective Oct. 1.

Ingram entered active duty in Hagerstown and will reside in Kempner, Texas, with his wife, Pearl.

His fondest professional achievement was deploying to Iraq with his soldiers and bringing them all back with no loss or injuries, and completing the mission.

Now that he's retired from service, Ingram and his wife plan to get resettled in their home in Texas. He also plans to start his own gunsmith business.


U.S. Marine Gene Danfelt, son of David and stepson of Kristy Danfelt of Williamsport, was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant on Sept. 1 at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Danfelt is serving with the 4th LAR Battalion in Frederick, Md., and is assigned to DSU-3 unit, which will deploy to Iraq this month.

Joseph S. Lustick III, the former ward of Charles C. and Carol A. Allese of Waynesboro, Pa., graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

He is a student at Slippery Rock (Pa.) University.

Lustick is a 2003 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

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