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Military news

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 11, 2001


Diego Negron joined the Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program and will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training. He is the son of Pura N. and Jose N. Negron, Tampa, and is a 1998 graduate of Tampa Bay Technical High School, Tampa.

Leonardo Palma has been promoted in the Marine Corps to the rank of sergeant. He is the son of Emma and Gregory Reynolds, Tampa.

Army Pvt. Dewayne M. Pearson graduated from the rough terrain cargo specialist advanced individual training (AIT) course at Fort Eustis, Newport News, Va. He is the son of Alecia J. Roundtree and Delton H. Pearson, both of Tampa.

Air Force Airman Nathan R. Penrod graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Lenna E. Boggs, Valrico.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles M. Perkins is the non-commissioned officer in charge of intelligence selection for the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and is part of a new Army unit designed to meet the challenges of the post-Cold War era. He is the son of Charles M. and Joyce A. Perkins, Sun City Center.

Army Pfc. Eric D. Poling graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Marie A. Poling, Plant City, and David L. Poling, Columbus, Ohio.

Stefanie M. Redding joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program and will report to Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., for basic training. She is the daughter of Deidra McCarron, Frankston, Texas, and Charles Redding Jr., Tampa. Redding is a student at Brewster Technical Center.

Milagros C. Rhymer joined the Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program and will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training. She is the daughter of Maria D. and Harold M. Rhymer, Tampa, and is a 1997 graduate of King High School, Tampa.

Air Force Airman James L. Rosado graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Marie E. and Roger R. Rosado, Riverview, and is a 2000 graduate of Riverview High School, Riverview.

Air Force Airman Robert A. Scionti arrived for duty at McGuire Air Force Base, Trenton, N.J. He is the son of Sandra A. and Joseph R. Scionti II, Tampa.

Reshey E. Scott joined the Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program and will report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training. He is the son of Emma L. Valentine and Lindsey N. Scott, Tampa, and is a 2000 graduate of Blake High School, Tampa.

Army Spec. Timothy J. Scott graduated from the U.S. Army Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Lewis J. Scott, St. Petersburg, and Barbara A. Hayward, Tampa. Scott received an associate's degree from W.L. Philbrick School of Funeral Science, Miami.

Michael E. Sheppard joined the Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program. He is the son of George A. and Grant F. Sheppard, Seffner, and is a 1991 graduate of Armwood High School, Seffner.

Daniel A. Shields joined the Army under the Delayed Training Program and will report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training. He is the son of Mary F. and Ronald L. Durant, and is a 1999 graduate of Durant High School, Plant City.

Kevin L. Simpson joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program and will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training. He is the son of Janet D. and Roy L. Simpson, Seffner, and is a 1998 graduate of Durant High School, Plant City.

Army Pvt. Kristine L. Soles graduated from the automated logistical specialist advanced individual training (AIT) course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va. She is the daughter of Michael A. Waite, Ruskin, and a 2000 graduate of East Bay High School, Riverview.

Army Pvt. John P. Stanton graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Richard R. and Barbara L. Stanton, Tampa.

LeVintis C. Turner joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program and will report to Fort Knox, Ky., for basic training. He is the son of Slyvia F. McDuffie, Tampa, and is a 1999 graduate of Robinson Senior High School, Tampa.

Army Pvt. Alfonso J. Gonzalez Vilar graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Enida Garcia, Tampa.

Air Force Airman Johnny L. Wright Jr. graduated from the aerospace propulsion apprentice (jet engine) course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the son of Pamela Y. and Johnny L. Wright, Tampa.

Army Pvt. Tyren J. Young graduated from the light-wheel vehicle mechanic advanced individual training (AIT) course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Wardrina Young, Tampa.

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