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Military news

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 6, 2007


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Army Pvt. David C. Creighton graduated from basic training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Okla., on Nov. 2, 2006.

During this time he learned the Army mission, combat training and full training in field artillery.

He graduated as a 13 Bravo Field Artillery Cannon crew member.

Following graduation, Creighton was assigned to the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles and is being further trained in air assault at Fort Campbell, Ky.

He is the son of David T. Creighton of Palm Harbor and Alicia A. Creighton of Largo.

Creighton is a 2006 graduate of Largo High School.

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Naval Airman Michael J. LaSalle graduated from Recruit Training Command at the Naval Training Station in Great Lakes, Ill., on Nov. 3, 2006, his 18th birthday.

During nine weeks of training, LaSalle studied the Navy mission, naval history, organization and core values, firefighting and damage control, seamanship and line handling, physical training and readiness, military discipline, military drill and ceremony marches, survival at sea, battle stations, gun range and live fire.

He is the son of Michael and Betty Ann LaSalle of Tarpon Springs.

LaSalle is a 2006 graduate of East Lake High School.

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Army Ranger Erik James Lambel was promoted to the rank of corporal and team leader with the Third Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, headquartered at Fort Benning, Ga.

Lambel's training included proficiency in pugil stick fighting, bayonet and hand-to-hand combat, rock-climbing, rappelling, ambush techniques, small boat operations, advanced navigation, combat water survival, combat life-saver, and urban assault techniques.

Lambel is a graduate of the Ranger indoctrination program, Ranger Airborne School and the U.S. Ranger School. He is currently serving on his third overseas deployment following previous stationings in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Lambel is the son of Thomas and Pauline Risko of Oldsmar.

He is a 2001 graduate of East Lake High School.

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Army Pvt. Roderick A. Sullins graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During nine weeks of training, Sullins studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, basic first aid, and military courtesy.

He is the son of Taveta Sullins of Tuskegee, Ala., and the nephew of Anthony Sullins of Clearwater.

Sullins is a 2006 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Tuskegee, Ala.

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Army Pvt. Robertas Simonavicius graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During nine weeks of training, Simonavicius studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, basic first aid, and military courtesy.

He is the son of Birute Simonaviciene of Largo.

Simonavicius is a 2006 graduate of Pinellas Park High School, Largo.

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Air Force Staff Sgt. James E. Selle has deployed to Southwest Asia in the Persian Gulf region to support the mission of Operation Enduring freedom as a member of the 379th Expeditionary Wing.

Selle normally is assigned to the 317th Maintenance Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas.

Wing members provide support for Central Command's Air Forces mission, flying thousands of combat refueling sorties delivering aircraft fuel in the millions of pounds.

Selle is an electronic warfare craftsman with seven years of military service.

He is the son of Sharon K. Selle of Palm Harbor, and the brother of Skip Selle and Susan Selle of DelRay Beach, and Jennifer Duvall and Nick Duvall of Salem, Ala.

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

During nine weeks of training, Sanders studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness, and received instruction and training in drill and ceremony, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, basic first aid, and field training exercises.

He is the son of David and Rena Sanders of Largo.

Sanders is a 2004 graduate of Largo High School.

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Army Spec. Georgette L. Spencer graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During nine weeks of training, Spencer studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and training in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, basic first aid, and field training exercises.

Spencer is the granddaughter of Alvin Brady of Palm Harbor.

[Last modified February 5, 2007, 21:44:13]


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