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By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published September 18, 2002

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class James T. Wright Jr., son of Katrina and James T. Wright of St. Petersburg, departed on a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton. His home port is Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Wright is a 1986 graduate of Gibbs High School. He joined the Navy in August 1987.

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Navy Airman Apprentice Stephen M. Peterson, son of Carol M. and Jon D. Peterson of St. Petersburg, completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, based in Norfolk, Va.

Peterson joined the Navy in August 2001.

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