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    Military news

    By Times staff reports
    © St. Petersburg Times,
    published November 28, 2001


    Graduations

    G. Ryan Lee graduated from the Citadel, Charleston, S.C., with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He is a 1997 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School. He played soccer for Tarpon Springs High and for the Countryside Lightning. At the Citadel, he was on the dean's list and was a member of the Mike Cadet Company and 3rd Battalion. He played soccer and was a letterman for three years. He received a full soccer scholarship and was co-captain of the soccer team. Lee is beginning his graduate studies at the Citadel. He is the son of Gerald and Mary Lee of Tarpon Springs.

    Justin Prior graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va. He received a bachelor of arts degree in international studies and minored in Spanish. He was a 1997 graduate of East Lake High School. At VMI, he was a four-year letterman on the swim team and a cadet in the Army ROTC program. He studied Spanish and other cultural programs at Estudio Internacional Sampere, Cuenca, Ecuador. Prior is awaiting a federal assignment in Washington, D.C. He is the son of Bob and Denise Prior of Oldsmar.

    Completion of training

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Martin J. Foley completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, and aircraft egress training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He is stationed at the U.S. Air Force base in Misawa, Japan. He is the son of Stephen and Christine Foley of Dunedin and brother of Nicole Foley of Dunedin.

    Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael J. Hamm completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, and Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He will continue his training as a crew chief for the F-15 Eagle at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, and will be stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, N.C. Hamm is a 2000 graduate of Dunedin High School. He is the son of Joseph and Cathy Hamm of Dunedin and grandson of Donald and Mary Long of Clearwater.

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

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