Service news - August 20

August 19, 2011
  • Pvt. Christopher W. Lynch
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Kevin R. Jaye, son of Kenneth Jaye, sister of Megan Jaye, and son of Karen Barnett, enlisted in the U.S. Army and was assigned Oct. 8 to Fort Benning, Ga., home of the U.S. Army Infantry Training Center.

After 14 weeks of basic training, he graduated Feb. 3 from the U.S. Army Infantry training school, Charlie Co., 2nd platoon, 19th Battalion, 198th Infantry Regiment.

On Feb. 4, in a ceremony known as "Turning Blue," Jaye was awarded the U.S. Infantry – Man Blue Shoulder Cord. Following graduation, Jaye was assigned to Fort Stewart Ga., Bravo Co. 2-7 Infantry, 1st. Brigade.

Jaye is a 2005 graduate of Washington Technical High School and attended Hagerstown Community College.

Pvt. Christopher W. Lynch, son of Brenda and Jim Wolfensberger of Hagerstown and the late Timothy R. Lynch of LaVale, Md., graduated from MCRD Parris Island, S.C. He will continue his training with MCT at Camp Geiger, N.C., and then Fort Sill, Okla.

Pvt. Lynch is a third generation military member. His paternal grandfather, SSgt. Roger W. Lynch, served with the First Marine Division in World War II; his father, stepfather and mother were all sergeants in the USAF. His stepgrandfather was also a sergeant in the USAF.

Lynch is a 2008 graduate of Washington County Tech-High and is supported by his siblings, Jacqueline Lynch and Aaron Wolfensberger.

 Air Force Airman Elizabeth A. Tiller, daughter of Paula and Paul Tiller of Clear Spring, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

 Tiller graduated in 2008 from a homeschooled program in Clear Spring.

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