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February 08, 2007

Air Force Airman Zachary A. Mummert, son of Scott and Debra Mummert of Chambersburg, Pa., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Mummert is a 2006 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School.




Air Force Airman Jeffrey L. Short Jr., son of Jeffrey Short Sr. of Hagerstown, and Michelle Turner of Williamsport, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Short is a 2004 graduate of Williamsport High School.




Army Staff Sgt. Alejo J. Sanchez, son of Joseph R. and Debra S. Wright of Aurora, Colo., and brother of Angelina Walker and Jaime Walker of Martinsburg, W.Va., has returned to the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, Baumholder, Germany, after being deployed to an overseas forward-operating location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He was decorated with the Army Achievement Medal and was awarded the Combat Action Badge in keeping with the spirit of the Warrior Ethos.

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The medal is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, who while serving in any capacity with the Army have distinguished themselves by meritorious service or achievement while serving in a combat or noncombat area. The badge provides recognition to soldiers who personally engage the enemy or are engaged by the enemy during combat operations.

Sanchez, a cannon crew member, is a 1998 graduate of Martinsburg High School.




Airman Basic Christopher A. Cannon, son of Robert and Michelle Spessard, and grandson of Leon and Donna Cannon, and Genevieve and the late Robert Spessard Sr., graduated with honors from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, on Dec. 8, 2006.

Cannon is a 2004 graduate of Boonsboro High School




Army National Guard Pfc. Krystal K. Stremmel, daughter of Duane and Suzanne Stremmel of Smoketown, Pa., and granddaughter of Pat and Ira Mickley of Waynesboro, Pa., graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Stremmel is a 2004 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.




Air Force Airman Aligda P. Servellon Mejia, daughter of Nellis Mejia of Middletown, Md., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Servellon Mejia is a 2004 graduate of Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Md.




Army Pvt. Alex Michael Peplinski, son of Michael and Debra Peplinski of Clear Spring, received an offer of admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 2011.

Peplinski recently received certification in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicans at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

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