Marine Corps reunion
The Tri-State Detachment of the Marine Corps League will host its 26th annual reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 20 at ITAM Post 3, 115 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
There will be a memorial service, buffet dinner, raffle and door prizes. Fellowship will be featured throughout the evening.
All Marines, former Marines, spouses and friends are invited to attend.
Tickets are $20 per person and deadline for tickets is Aug. 15. For reservations, call (330) 533-3433 or (330) 533-2314.
Bronze star for Iraq duty
Warrant Officer Frank R. Pater, a 1989 Western Reserve High School graduate, was recently awarded the bronze star for actions in Iraq while serving under the coalition military assistance training team and deployed with the multinational security transition command -- Iraq.
Pater returned from Iraq earlier this year and was promoted to his current rank in February. He is undergoing training at the Marine Corps' Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Upon completion of training, Pater will report to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
He is married to former Jaime Cozzo and has a son Matthew. His parents are Marcia and Mike Hubbs of Ellsworth and the late Michael H. Pater.
38 years of service
Senior Master Sgt. James R. Harrison, of 626 Bedford Road, Lowellville, received the Meritorious Service Medal at his retirement ceremony June 3 for his services from November 1967 to June 2005.
Harrison was the noncommissioned officer in charge of Communication and Navigation Systems, 910th Maintenance Squadron, Youngstown Air Reserve Station. He supervised the Communications and Navigation Systems Shop for the historic concurrent activation of both the 773rd Airlift Squadron and the 757th Airlift Squadron.
Marines with Valley roots
Marine Corps Pfc. Arch C. Hyde Jr., Reserve Pfc. Travis R. Morris, Shane P. Ott and Pfc. Carl W. Zents Jr. are among the reserve Marines of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, homebased in Moundsville, W.Va., who are in the middle of a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The unit's primary mission is to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or to repel their assault by fire and close combat. Additionally, the battalion is prepared to augment and reinforce the active Marine forces in case of national emergency.
Hyde, the son of Jackie J. and Arch C. Hyde of East Liverpool, is a 2001 graduate of East Liverpool High School of East Liverpool.
Morris is a 2002 graduate of New Castle High School and joined the Marine Corps Reserve in January 2004.
Ott is a 2004 graduate of New Castle High School and joined the Marine Corps in December 2004.
Zents, the son of Amy S. and Carl W. Zents of Hubbard, is a 2004 graduate of Hubbard High School and joined the Marine Corps in November 2002.
Navy port visit in Croatia
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin D. Crabtree, son of Wanda R. and Glen T. Crabtree of Salem, and his shipmates made a port visit to Zagreb, Croatia, during a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom while assigned to the rescue and salvage ship USS Grasp, homeported in Little Creek, Va.
Crabtree's unit's primary mission is to provide assistance to disabled ships, provide towing, salvage, diving and firefighting and heavy lift capabilities.
Crabtree is a 1986 graduate of Alliance High School and joined the Navy in July 1986.
Australian reception, tour
Navy Airman Apprentice Karl D. Bowman, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason A. Falcione, Petty Officer 3rd Class Shawn L. Fazio, Petty Officer 3rd Class Stewart L. McMahan, Petty Officer 1st Class Donald C. Schrader III, Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward A. Thompson and their shipmates made a port visit to Sydney, Australia, while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
On the first day of the visit, the ship hosted a reception for more than 1,000 Australian dignitaries, and conducted tours for more than 3,000 guests.
Bowman, a 2001 graduate of Salem High School, joined the Navy in January 2004.
Falcione, son of Jeanette M. and Dennis A. Falcione of Warren, is a 1996 graduate of Howland High School and joined the Navy in August 2000.
Fazio, son of Deborah and Robert G. Pozar of Hermitage, Pa., is a 2001 graduate of Hickory High School of Hermitage and joined the Navy in November 2001.
McMahan is the son of Carol E. McMahan of Warren and joined the Navy in June 2001.
Schrader, son of Vickie L. and Donald C. Schrader of Youngstown, is a 1989 graduate of Austintown Fitch High School and joined the Navy in October 1992. He also is a graduate of University of Hawaii, Honolulu.
Thompson, son of Jean M. and Johnny Ramsey of Girard, is a 1997 graduate of Girard High School and joined the Navy in July 1997.
Western Pacific mission
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan S. Everett, son of Pamela J. Everett and Brian K. Everett, all of Salem, and his fellow shipmates departed on a scheduled deployment while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins, homeported in San Diego.
Everett is one of more than 7, 600 sailors and Marines from Carrier Strike Group 11, and is deployed in the Western Pacific in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
The primary mission of Everett's ship is to provide multimission offensive and defensive capabilities.
Everett is a 2002 graduate of Salem Senior High School and joined the Navy in August 2002.
Air Force: Reserve Airman 1st Class Elizabeth K. Gilliam (Hubbard High School 2000)
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