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VETERANS



Published: Sun, February 3, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



VETERANS

Council officers

STRUTHERS -- Lloyd A. Edwards of Lowellville was to be installed Saturday as 2002 commander of the United Veterans Council of Greater Youngstown. Other officers to be installed at the group's annual meeting were: James D. Dill, senior vice president; Dean B. McClain, junior vice commander; James E. McGinnis, treasurer; and Philip Shank, chaplain.

Honors for two

H. Marvin Wilds and Sally Murphy Pallante, both of Canfield, were to be named 2001 Veteran of the Year and Citizen of the Year, respectively, by the United Veterans Council of Greater Youngstown at its annual meeting Saturday.

Wilds served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was superintendent at three area school districts, and is a local and state leader of the China, Burma, India Veterans Association.

Pallante, whose father served in the Navy during WWII and whose uncle was a career Marine, volunteers for numerous organizations.

Screenings, flu shots

BUTLER, Pa. -- The Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center's Mobile Outreach Team will offer free medical screenings and flu shots to veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at American Legion Post 638, Bessemer, Pa. Veterans are asked to bring their discharge papers.

BASIC GRADS

Several area residents completed military basic training. They include:

UAir Force: Airman Richard L. Boyd (Chalker High School, Southington, '01), son of Diane Fuller, 4609 Herner-Countyline Road, Southington; Airman Robert P. Becker (Slippery Rock, Pa., High School, '01), son of Beatrice and Robert Becker, 185 Centertown Road, Grove City, Pa.; Airman Nicole L. Greene (New Castle, Pa., Senior High School, '01), daughter of David and Diane Cearfoss, 647 S. Ray St., New Castle.

ADVANCED TRAINING

Several area residents completed advanced military training. They include:

UArmy Reserve 2nd Lt. Jeffrey L. Marsteller graduated from the Army Quartermaster Officer Basic Course (QMOBC) at Fort Lee, Va. Marsteller will be assigned as a petroleum laboratory officer with the 347th Quartermaster Co., Pendel-Caminiti Army Reserve Center, Farrell, Pa. As a civilian, he is employed as a parole agent with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. He is the son of LeRoy A. and stepson of Ginger Marsteller, Stambaugh Avenue, Sharon, Pa. His wife, Shawn, is the daughter of Aggie Smith of Cherry St., Creston, Iowa. Marstellar graduated in 1981 from Farrell High School, received a bachelor's degree in 1985 from Bethany College, W.Va., and in 1995 earned a master's degree from Troy State University, Ala.

UArmy National Guard Pvt. Fred M. Saunders graduated from the unit supply specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Lee, Va. Saunders is the son of Karen M. Saunders, 108 E. Ninth Ave., Roselle, N.J., and Fred E. Saunders, 431 E. Montrose, Youngstown, and is a 2000 graduate of Liberty High School.

UArmy Spec. Ronald D. Flick graduated from the 61-day Ranger training course at Army Ranger School, Fort Benning, Ga. Training is conducted at Fort Benning, in the mountains of northern Georgia, and in the Florida swamps at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Flick is the grandson of Mary and Esko Inkinen, 40 Leighton Ave., Boardman.

REUNIONS

UUSS Forrestal (CVA/CV/AVT-59): Sept. 24-29, 2002, Phoenix, Ariz. Contact Jim Stewart, 21 Viburnum Lane, Levittown, Pa. 19054-1307.

U80th Infantry Division (Blue Ridge Division): Seeking former combat infantry members of the 317th, 318th and 319th infantry regiments, along with the various field artilleries and attached units. Reunion scheduled for Aug. 14-18, 2002, Melbourne, Fla. Contact Robert T. Murrell, National Secretary, 80th Infantry Division Association, 630 Pennsylvania Ave., Oakmont, Pa. 15139-1574.

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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