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Published: Sun, July 15, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



VETERANS

Pharmacist honored

YOUNGSTOWN -- Alfred Dudek, 79, of 940 Larkridge Ave., received the Philippine Liberation Medal and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge for his service in the Philippines during World War II. Dudek was an Army surgical technician stationed at the 500-bed 116th Station Hospital in 1944 and 1945. After leaving the military, Dudek attended Youngstown State University and graduated in 1952 from Ohio Northern University as a pharmacist. He worked at Cornersburg Pharmacy, Chaney Pharmacy and Syms and Gray drug stores.

Officers elected

GIRARD -- VFW Post 419 elected Timothy O'Malley commander for the 2001-2002 year. Other officers are: senior vice commander, Michael Tankovich; junior vice commander, Walter Macker; quartermaster, Robert Stanton; judge advocate, Walter Morosko; surgeon, Harold Cramer; chaplain, Stefano Colucci and three-year trustee, Stephen Milicich.

League elects president

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Timothy O. Fanning, retired rear admiral Navy Reserve, was elected to a two-year term as national president of the Navy League of the United States at its convention in Reno, Nev. Fanning, of Virginia Beach, Va., has been active in the Navy League for 25 years. The league is a 74,000-member civilian organization which supports sea services.

Free health screenings

BUTLER, Pa. -- The Mobile Outreach Team from the Veterans Affairs Butler Medical Center will provide free health screenings and evaluations to veterans from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Medical Center, 325 New Castle Road; from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 432 in Wheatland; July 24 at VFW Post 6233 in West Middlesex; and Aug. 2 at VFW Post 1338 in Sharon. Veterans are asked to bring their discharge papers.

YOUNGSTOWN AIRRESERVE STATION

Area residents assigned

Several area residents have been assigned to the Youngstown Air Reserve Station. They include: Air Force Reserve Senior Airman Michelle E. Kaszowski (Howland High School '90), 910th Medical Squadron, a daughter of Pat Clifford, 2357 Parkwood Drive, Warren; Airman 1st Class Angela R. Shehadi, personnel technician, 910th Missile Security Squadron, daughter of Emily R. Shehadi, 59 1/2 Christian Ave., Hubbard; Airman Vangie R. Rice (Jamestown Area High School '99), 910th Security Forces Squadron, daughter of Mamie H. and Charles T. Rice, 8528 Glen Drive, Jamestown, Pa.; Staff Sgt. Daniel L. Bryant (Jackson-Milton High School, North Jackson '92), communications and navigation systems journeyman, 910th Maintenance Squadron, son of Stew Bryant, 3873 E. River Road, Newton Falls.

BASIC GRADS

Area graduates

UARMY: Pvt. Micky J. Curtician, grandson of Bonnie Kimmy, 34 Coulter Road, Greenville, Pa., Fort Sill, Okla.; Pvt. Andrew C. Christy (LaBrae High School, Leavittsburg '00), Fort Benning, Ga., son of Clark and Rebecca Christy, 1418 Dilley Road N.W., Warren; Pvt. Jason P. Irwin, son of Clarice Perrico, 435 Wellman Ave., Girard, Fort Benning, Ga.; Pvt. Mykie L. Hrusovski (West Branch High School, Beloit '00), Fort Benning, Ga., grandson of Sandra Hrusovski, 10040 Duck Creek Road, Salem.

UAIR FORCE: Airman Harley D. Butler (Lordstown High School '00), Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, son of Laurie Sue Butler, 1978 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown.

HONORS

Crew chief decorated

Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Diane R. Filkorn was decorated with the Air Force Commendation Medal while assigned as a crew chief with the 910th Air Wing Maintenance Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Vienna. She is a daughter of Harry F. and Ruth A. Filkorn, 697 Roosevelt St. N.W., Warren, and is a 1981 graduate of Harding High School, and a 2000 graduate of Kent State University.

TRAINING

Instruction completed

Several area residents completed advanced military training. They are: Army Pvt. Aariss D.L. Brown (Wilson High School, Youngstown '00), unit supply specialist advanced individual training, Fort Lee, Va., son of Phyllis V. Edwards, 452 W. Ravenwood Ave., Youngstown; Army Pvt. Justin M. Jewell, airborne training, Fort Benning, Ga., son of Karen A. and Martin K. Jewell, Southington; Army Reserve Pvt. Shamika N. Hill, chaplain assistant advanced individual training, Fort Jackson, S.C., daughter of Sherry A. Bailey, Dunstan Drive N.W., Warren; Army Pvt. Mark H. Milner Jr. (Warren G. Harding High School, Warren '00), heavy-wheeled vehicle mechanic advanced individual training, Fort Jackson, S.C., son of Gussie M. Stone, and stepson of Jeffery A. Stone, 3423 Elmhill Drive N.W. Warren; Army Reserve Pfc. Delano A. Brown, food service, Fort Lee, Va., son of Regina Brown, New Castle.

XItems of note for the Military Roundup can be sent to The Vindicator, Regional Desk, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown 44501-0780.




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