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AREA SAILOR PARTICIPATES IN COUNTER DRUG OPERATIONS

by Christopher G. Thien

 

Fort Wayne Sailor Phillip C. Mertes and the crew of USS McCampbell - (DDG-85) assisted in the seizure of 1.36 metric tons of cocaine from a sailing vessel off the coast of Central America during a recent counter-drug operations deployment.

Petty Officer 1st Class Mertes, the 28-year-old son of John Mertes of Fort Wayne, is an administrative assistant on board McCampbell. "I am responsible for all duties related...

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BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR WWII VETS WHO RECEIVED COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE OR COMBAT MEDICAL BADGE

World War II veterans who earned the Arm's Combat Infantry Badge or the Combat Medical Badge are eligible to receive the Bronze Star Medal. Army Regulations 680-8-22 states that the award of either of these badges is considered a citation in orders of documentary evidence of exemplary conduct in ground combat against an armed enemy prior to 1 July 1947. Executive Order 9419 dated February 4, 1944, which...

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A group of high school graduates will commence their college education with a graduation present from USPS employees. The Postal Employees Scholarship Committee was proud to present 16 graduating seniors with $500 scholarships at a special ceremony.

The mission of the committee is to award scholarships to the child, stepchild, or adopted child of career postal employees in the 467-468 zip code. Beginning 2001, Transitional Employees with 3 years service also were eligible.

In the scholarship...

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1. Monday morning, July 7, 2003 started just like most of my mornings. Up early, and then a ride through Foster Park. This morning would be different. Where I generally ride there was a large pool of river water blocking the road. This is not too unusual, as a lot of rain often puts the St. Marys River over the road at the Foster Park Golf Course. If the water isn't over the axles on my ten-speed, I just coast through, and go on with my ride.

2. Monday morning, parts of the 4-foot white...

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photo provide by U. S. Air Force SSgt Tony Vining 122nd Communications Flight

SSgt Anthony G Vining of the 122nd Communications Flight, Indiana Air National Guard, has recently completed Computer Operations Technical School at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.

The twelve week school included training in Computer and Network Security; Computer Network Operations, UNIX Administration, Windows NT Workstation and Server Administration, and Inter/Intranetwork Operations.

Vining joined the Air Force Reserves in 1989, and has been a member of the 122nd Communications...

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Marine Corps Pfc. Marc P. Asselin, son of Sue and Richard Asselin of Fort Wayne, recently reported for duty with Assault School Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.

Asselin is a 1999 graduate of Wayne High School here in Waynedale and joined the Marine Corps in December 2002.

Cleaning up after the flood or other disasters can be overwhelming and finds many individuals confused as where to turn for help. Disaster Recovery Resources for Indiana can be found at www.ces.purdue.edu/eden/. Resources to assist with the current flood situation are found under floods and storms. Publications and resources on that site include garden and landscape concerns, cropland, water quality, and well quality, mold and mildew, food safety, disaster assistance, etc. If further...

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Wayne Coverdale, 11431 Hamilton Road was awarded 1st place in the Semi-Tank Class at the 2003 Indiana Truck Driving Championships held on June 14, 2003, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds by the Indiana Motor Truck Association. Mr. Coverdale competed against 106 participants for top state honors and will represent the state of Indiana on August 19-23, at the National Truck Driving Competition in Columbus, Ohio. There is only one driver per state selected to compete. This will be Wayne's 2nd...

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TO VFW POST 1421 MEMBERS AND FAMILY

Our annual picnic is right around the corner. This event will be held at VFW Post 1421, 7712 Buffton Road on Saturday, August 2, 2003 from 11am until ????. The post will provide beer and pop and also the meat (beef and ham). We ask that everybody bring a covered dish. We will also have games for the kids and Karaoke with Ron Holley. Junior Vice Commander - Terry Rogers

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST #160 (Roanoke)

July 21 - SAL Meeting at 7pm
Friday Luncheon...

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