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    Military news

    By Times staff writer
    © St. Petersburg Times
    published January 7, 2003

    Army Pvt. Kenyung K. Williams graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Wharton High School, Tampa, and is the son of Rhonda and Robert Thomas, Tampa.

    Air Force Capt. Robert J. Bonner has deployed with the 16th Air Expeditionary Wing to support Operation Joint Force in the Balkans. The 16th Air Expeditionary Wing, based at Aviano Air Base, Italy, is responsible for all U.S. Air Force units and individuals deployed throughout the Balkans.

    He is a 1993 graduate of T.R. Robinson High School, Tampa, and received a bachelor's degree in 1997 from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. In 2001, he earned a master's degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

    He is the son of Thomas R. Bonner and Suk Hui Bonner, Tampa.

    Army Pvt. Wilson Charles graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Hillsborough High School, Tampa, and is the son of Cherry Charles and Joe House, Tampa.

    Army Sgt. Timothy C. Peterkin graduated from the unit supply specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.

    He is a 1992 graduate of Marlboro County High School, Bennettsville, S.C., and received an associate's degree in 2002 from Tampa Technical Institute, Tampa.

    He is the son of Ethel and Gerome Williams, Tampa.

    Army Pvt. Anthony E. Tyrkala graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Leto High School, Tampa, and is the son of Mary and Herbert Washington, Tampa.

    Air Force Airman Tomas L. Haynes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is a 2001 graduate of Leto High School, Tampa, and is the son of Deborah Haynes, Tampa.

    Air Force Airman Steven F. Philippus graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Brandon High School, Brandon, and is the son of Daniel and Edna Philippus, Valrico.

    Army Pfc. Nicholas R. Belisle graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Tampa Bay Technical High School, Tampa, and is the son of Kim Smith, Brandon, and Rick Belisle, Gibsonton.

    Army Reserve Pvt. John L. Palmer graduated from basic military training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

    He is a 2000 graduate of Centerville High School, Centerville, Ohio, and is the grandson of John L. Jennings, Tampa.

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon M. Bodnar graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is a 2001 graduate of Sickles High School, Tampa, and is the son of Rick and Mary Ann Bodnar, Odessa.

    Army Pvt. Jerry Couzens Jr. graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Armwood High School, Tampa, and is the son of Jerry Couzens Sr. and Diane E. Torrance, both of Tampa.

    Marine Corps Pvt. Chad B. Fuller completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He is a 2000 graduate of Gaither High School, Tampa.

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Lainere Jones is stationed at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, where she is a dental clinic supervisor in the 39th Wing. Jones' primary responsibility is ensuring that more than 2,000 troops are healthy and qualified to fight. She also is responsible for managing the clinic's records, reception, radiology and logistics departments.

    She is a 1988 graduate of Brandon High School, Brandon, and is the daughter of Viola Phillips, Tampa.

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Maurice A. Grant is stationed at Rhein Main Air Base, Germany, where he is a command post controller for the people who work and live on the base. He works with the base commander to ensure the base runs smoothly.

    He is a 1998 graduate of Bloomingdale High School, Valrico, and is the son of Dawson L. and Mildred L. Grant, Valrico.

    Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Howard S. Nuckolls graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is a 1987 graduate of King High School, Tampa, and is the son of Shirley Porter, Indian Shores, and stepson of Vicki Nuckolls, Tampa.

    Air Force Airman Michael A. Rhoads graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Bloomingdale High School, Valrico, and is the son of Pamela Rhoads, Brandon.

    Army Sgt. Ardell D. Winters completed the 86th annual International Nijmegen Four Days March, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The march is the world's largest walking event that draws soldiers and civilians from Europe and other parts of the world. Forty thousand people from 60 countries participated in this year's march.

    He is the son of Sheila M. Thibadeaux, San Antonio, Texas, and Jerry Winters, Tampa.

    Army National Guard Pvt. Vatenna T. Tarver graduated from the automated logistical specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.

    She is a 2000 graduate of Brewster Technical Adult High School, Tampa, and is the daughter of Reba T. Bennett, Tampa.

    Army Pvt. Zack B. Mueller graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Bloomingdale High School, Valrico, and is the son of Jon S. and Susan M. Mueller, Brandon.

    Army Pvt. Adam S. Washburn graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Gaither High School, Tampa, and is the son of Timothy B. and Stacy R. Washburn, Tampa.

    Army Pvt. Robert P. Holt graduated from the light-wheel vehicle mechanic advanced individual training course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

    He is the son of Marlene L. Holt, Tampa.

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