Meeting canceled
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission's Dec. 26 meeting is canceled.
Air Force: Airman Abraham P. Robinette (Warren G. Harding High School, Warren, '99), son of Diane Smith of Niles; Airman Joseph E. Forte (Struthers High School, '01), honor graduate, and son of Mary Coulter and stepson of Bruce Coulter of Struthers.
Army: National Guard Pvt. Andrew C. Gibson, son of Charles and Kathy Gibson of Youngstown; Pvt. Angelo C. Lutz, son of Susan R. Lutz of New Castle, Pa.; Pvt. Shiloh A. Frantz (Joseph Badger High School, Kinsman, '02), honor graduate, and son of Robert and Wendy Frantz of Kinsman; Army Pfc. John M. Clemmer (Crestview High School, Columbiana County, '01), son of Dale A. and Terri L. Clemmer of Columbiana County; National Guard Pvt. Joseph J. Smith (Western Reserve High School, Berlin Center, '03), son of Melinda E. Smith of Newton Falls, and Joseph J. Smith of Wooster; Pvt. Christopher J. Hudak (Champion High School, '03), son of Michael J. Hudak of Cortland; National Guard Pvt. Jared Herstine (Wilmington High School, New Wilmington, Pa., '03), son of Doris Fleming of Volant, Pa.; Pfc. Rex M. Cummings (Howland High School, '03), son of Joe B. and Dona L. Cummings of Howland; National Guard Pfc. Anastasia Wilson (Columbiana High School, '03), daughter of Katherine Wilson of Poland; Reserve Pfc. Ariel R. Jacobson (Youngstown Christian School, '02), daughter of Tony Cubellis of Austintown, and Emily Jacobson of Youngstown; Pfc. Daniel R. Peabody (basic military training and advanced individual training), (Brookfield High School, '03), son of Jeannine Peabody of Brookfield.
Marine Corps: Pvt. Wade M. Morrow (West Branch High School, Beloit, '03); Pvt. David M. Pratt (Sharpsville, Pa., Area High School, '03), son of Elizabeth J. and David M. Pratt of Sharpsville.
Technical sergeant
Air Force Reserve Technical Sgt. Scott W. Randall was promoted to his current rank while assigned as a C-130 Aircraft instructor/flight engineer at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.
He is the son of Bruce A. Randall of Washington, Pa., and Sandra L. Laskarzenski of Jacksonville, Fla. His wife, Janet, is the daughter of Julian T. Nastal of New Castle, Pa. He is a 1989 graduate of Trinity High School, Washington, and a 2000 graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Ammunition specialist
Army National Guard Pvt. Lisa J. Lindrose graduated from the ammunition specialist course at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala. Lindrose. She is the daughter of James W. and Linda Lindrose of Hermitage, Pa., and a 2003 graduate of Mercer, Pa., High School.
Earns Naval Aviator Wings
Ensign James C. Cataline earned his Naval Aviator Wings after graduating from Flight School at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. Cataline was selected for jets and carrier aviation and is now stationed at Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Wash., training to fly the EA-6B Prowler. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and the son of George and Colleen Cataline of Canfield.
Doctor sent to Baghdad
Dr. Dave Yeropoli, a physician with the Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Youngstown, has been deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Yeropoli, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve Medical Corp, is attached to the 320th Military Police Battalion working in a correctional prison. Last year, Dr. Yeropoli served in Afghanistan, and the year before that in Kosovo.
Dr. Yeropoli, a 1966 graduate of Campbell Memorial High School, graduated in 1972 from Youngstown State University and in 1985 from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He and his wife, Mari-Lee, originally from Howland, have a son, Tony, a Middlefield firefighter/medic who lives in Mentor. Mari-Lee is a registered nurse who teaches at the Trumbull County Career and Technical Center. Dr. Yeropoli's mother, Rose, and brother, Rocky, live in Campbell.
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