May 23, 2013
Army National Guard Pvt. Kelsea R. Gunn, daughter of Susan and Gregory Rohr of Hagerstown, graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training. Gunn graduated from a home-school program in 2010. Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew E. Kirby, son of Cindy A. Whalen of Smithsburg, and Elvis D. Kirby of Charleston, S.C., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Kirby is a 2012 graduate of Smithsburg High School.