Serving our country

Serving our country

September 26, 1990

Navy Lt. Jerry A. Waddell and Navy Fireman Benjamin E. Weston recently returned from deployment to the Mediterranean Sea while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower, homeported in Norfolk, Va.

During the six-month deployment, they participated in various exercises and operations, including Operation Desert Shield.

At the start of Operation Desert Shield, the Eisenhower and its battle group was directed to the Red Sea where they conducted maritime interception operations and coordinated with air, ground, and Naval components of the multinational force in the region.

In the Mediterranean, the Eisenhower and its battle group continued their support of Operation Desert Shield. The return of the battle group demonstrates the flexibility of our Navy and its ability to provide and sustain the Naval presence required by operational commanders.

Waddell, a 1971 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School, is the son of James R. and Dotty M. Waddell of Westminster. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Frostburg State University in 1975 and a master of divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pa., in 1981.

He joined the Navy in September 1984.

Weston, the son of Edward V. and Linda L. Weston of Sykesville, is a 1988 graduate of Glenelg High School, Howard County.

He joined the Navy in June 1988.

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