* Two Carroll countians and two soldiers with relatives in Carroll recently returned from deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Storm.
Marine Lance Cpl. Scott W. Wolford and MarineSgt. Russell L. Becker both served with Brigade Service Support Group-4, 2nd Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Marine Cpl. Mark W. Rauser served with the 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Robert L. Dallatore served with Fighter Squadron-102, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va.
Wolford is the son of Willie J. and Sharon L. Woodard of Westminster. A 1989 graduate of Westminster High School, he joined the Marine Corps in January 1990.
Becker's wife, Caroline, is the daughter of Diane M. Thomas of Westminster. He is a 1984 graduate of Southwestern High School, Hanover, Pa., and joined the Marine Corps in May 1984.
Rauser is the son of Earl W. and Jean L. Rauser of Millers. A 1988 graduate of Hereford High School in Parkton, Baltimore County, he joined the Marine Corps in September 1988.
Dallatore's wife, Denise, is the daughter of Modell L. Viviani of Union Bridge. A 1971 graduate of Damascus High School, Montgomery County, he joined the Navy in October 1973.
* Two Carroll County men recently graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County,and were commissioned to their present rank in the U.S. Navy.
Navy Ensigns Matthew W. Shipley and Mark A. Delahanty completed four years of academic, physical and professional training that culminated ina bachelor's degree.
Shipley earned a degree in economics and Delahanty a degree in computer science.
The academy offers a curriculum of engineering, science and humanities to prepare midshipmen for amilitary career. In all, more than 18 majors are offered.
Military instruction is the primary aspect of the educational program and isconducted throughout the academic year. During the summer months, the two men received hands-on training at sea and shore installations with an emphasis on leadership and physical fitness.
Shipley is theson of Michael J. and Barbara J. Shipley of Keymar and a 1984 graduate of Westminster High School.
Delahanty, the son of Raymond F. and Barbara A. Delahanty of Sykesville, is a 1987 graduate of South Carroll High School.
* Alan W. Fisher, son of Oscar Fisher of Lusby and Linda Fisher of New Windsor, has joined the Army under the DelayedEntry Program, an enlistment program that allows an individual to delay entry into active duty for up to a year.
He will report for basic training in October at Fort Benning, Ga., and will continue therefor advanced individual training to become an infantryman.
Fisherwill receive a cash bonus for his occupational specialty choice.
A 1990 graduate of South Carroll High School, he was recruited by Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Birch of the Westminster Recruiting Station.
* Robert L. Windsor, son of Susan Vernall of Millers, recently joined the Army Reserves.
A student at North Carroll High School, he will attend basic training this summer at Fort Jackson, S.C. He will receive an enlistment bonus for his choice of job as a medical specialist and will receive further education under the G.I. Bill.
* Dexter P.Parham II recently joined the Army and is attending basic training at Fort Knox, Ky.
A graduate of South Carroll High School, he received an enlistment bonus for his choice of occupational specialty, cavalry scout.
Army Recruiter Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Birch assisted in processing Parham for enlistment.
* James A. Whiteside has joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program. Pvt. Whiteside will report in August for basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. On completion of training, he will transfer to Fort Eustis, Va., to complete advanced individual training to become an aircraft powertrain repairer.
He is the son of Thomas and JoAnne Whiteside of Sykesville. A 1990 graduate of South Carroll High School, he also attended Carroll Community College.
* Rachel L. Larrick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Larrick of Mount Airy, has joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program.
She will report to basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in September. On completion, she'll attend advanced individual training as autilities equipment repairer at Fort Belvoir, Va.
She is qualified to receive $25,200 under the Army College Fund to further her education after her four-year enlistment.
Larrick is a 1990 graduate ofLinganore High School, Frederick County.