May 19, 2003
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. James A. Mills has been serving in and around Iraq since February. He is a member of the VMU-1 Special Unit. Upon return to the United States, he will be stationed at Twentynine Palms, Calif. where his wife, Christine, lives. A 1998 graduate of Clear Spring High School, he is the son of Shirley L. Mills of Hagerstown. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mark A. Wiley, 33, serves in Quality and Training Aircrew Life Support with the 436th Operations Support Squadron at Dover (Del.
July 13, 2006
Pvt. Derek M. Hutzel, son of Ronnie and Cindy Butts of Hagerstown, enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 2006 and graduated May 25 from basic training and advanced individual training for field artillery at Fort Sill, Okla. Hutzel, a 2005 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. Marine Corps Pvt. Kenneth P. Wilkins II completed his basic training at Parris Island, S.C., on May 19 and later completed Marine combat training at Jacksonville, N.C. Wilkins, a 2005 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, is enrolled in the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School in Twentynine Palms, Calif.