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    Military news


    © St. Petersburg Times, published February 5, 2001


    Christopher Aaron Haas, a 2000 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School, received the United Service Organization Shipman Award for exceeding Navy training standards in his enthusiasm, supportive attitude and willingness to help others during training. Haas is attending nuclear power school at the Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, S.C. He is the son of Christopher J. and Roxanne Haas of Tarpon Springs.

    Completion of training

    Robert L. Gullo, a 1999 graduate of East Lake High School, completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is a graduate of the Air Defense Artillery school at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. He is the son of Robert K. and Laurie A. Gullo of Palm Harbor.

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    Pvt. Justin S. Sweet, a 2000 graduate of Osceola High School, completed basic training at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in South Carolina. He will continue his training at the Marine School of Infantry in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He is the son of Thomas and Nina Sweet of Largo.

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    Spec. David Hahn, a 1999 graduate of Clearwater High School, recently graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. Hahn previously completed basic training and Airborne, Ranger and Indoctrination schools. He is assigned to Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah, Ga., with the 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He is the son of Marsha and Dale Hahn.

    - To submit an item to this column, write to Lorri Helfand, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756.

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