Tri-State Marines

YOUNGSTOWN — The Tri-State Marine Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. May 6 at ITAMS Post 3, 115 S. Meridian Road.

Flag-placers sought

YOUNGSTOWN — Volunteers are being sought to place American flags on veterans graves at Oak Hill Cemetery, 344 Oak Hill Ave., on May 17. Interested persons should contact Steffon Wydell Jones at (330) 727-3262 or (330) 744-2248.


Sent to Iraq

Army Capt. Rebekah S. Henn has deployed overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Henn, a special troops officer with eight years of military service, is normally assigned to Headquarter Support Company, Fort Hood, Texas.

She is the daughter of Paulette Henn of Mercer, Pa., and Gerald Henn of Treichlers, Pa. The captain graduated in 1996 from Mercer Junior-Senior High School, Mercer, Pa., and received a bachelor’s degree in 2000 from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in 2004 from Webster University, St Louis, Mo.


Third tour in Iraq

Marine Corps Sgt. Adam Brant was promoted to his present rank upon his return from his third tour of duty in Iraq. Stationed at Cherry Point, N.C., with the 252nd Airwing Division, Brant is a safety and survival duty inspector with the squadron. A 2003 Hubbard High graduate, he is the son of Randy and Kim Brant of Hubbard.


Air Force: Airman Michael J. Warren (Woodrow Wilson High School, ’06), son of Corliss Warren of Youngstown; Airman Nicholas L. Tornow (Alexander High School, Douglasville, Ga., ’07), son of Nanhe Tornow of Douglasville and John Tornow of Niles.

Army: Reserve Pvt. Demetrius J. Steele (New Castle High School, New Castle, Pa., ’07), son of Towanda Threats of Baltimore and nephew of Millicent Threats of New Castle, Pa.; Reserve Pvt. Deborah L. Norton (Lincoln High School, Ellwood City, Pa., ’82), daughter of Gerald and Catherine Brandt of West Middlesex, Pa.; Pfc. Phillip G. Hoak, honor graduate (Riverside High School, Ellwood City, Pa., ’05), son of Sherri Hoak of Ellwood City; National Guard Pfc. Scott M. Zacherl (Lakeview High School, Stoneboro, Pa., ’01).

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