Dowell Promoted

Service notes

April 12, 1992

Marine Lance Cpl. Larry W. Dowell, son of Charles R. and Shirley A. Dowell of Bel Air, was promoted to his present rank while serving with the Second Light Armored Infantry Battalion, Second Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The 1986 graduate of Bel Air High School joined the Marine Corps in December 1990. His wife, Jennifer, is the daughter of Bruce and Sharon Young, of Bel Air.


Marine Sgt. Valeria B. De Los Santos, daughter of James P. Murphyof Havre de Grace, reported for duty with Headquarters Battalion, Second Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The 1981 graduate of Edgewood High School joined the Marine Corps in January 1982.


Air Force 1st Lt. Jonathan C. Clough has been named squadron aircrew officer for 1991. Selection was based on the his exemplary performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, significant self-improvement and other accomplishments.

He is an instructor weapons director at Kadena Air Base, in Okinawa, Japan.

Clough is the son of Charles A. and Carol H. Clough of Bel Air.

The lieutenant is a 1984 graduate of Bel Air High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1988.


Marine Pfc. Daniel E. Matthai, a 1989 graduate ofBel Air High School, reported for duty with the Ninth Engineer Support Battalion, Third Force Service Support Group, in Okinawa, Japan.

He joined the Marine Corps in April 1991.


Marine Lance Cpl. James M. Ails was recently promoted to his present rank while serving with 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The son of Kenneth R. and Rebecca J. Ails of Joppatowne joined the Marine Corps in November 1990.


Marine Pvt. David J. Plagemann, son of David J. and Geri E. Plagemann of Aberdeen Proving Ground, recently completed recruit training.

During the training cycle at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., recruits are taught the basics of battlefield survival, introduced to typical military daily routine and personal and professional standards.

He is a 1991 graduate of Edgewood High School.


Navy Lt. Manuel V. Ramos, son of Tess V. Ramos of Havre de Grace, recently received the "Outstanding Physical Readiness Award" and a "Letter of Appreciation."

Ramos was cited for outstanding performance on the Navy Physical Readiness Test. This accomplishment demonstrated his commitment to the objectives of the Navy Health and Physical Readiness Program.

Ramos received a "Letter of Appreciation" for professionalism and dedication to duty and is assigned at Naval Hospital, Gulfport, Miss.

The graduate of John Carroll School and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, joined the Navy in 1988.


Pvt. Mark D. Wolferman Jr. has graduated from the power generation equipment repairer course at Fort Belvoir, Va.

During the course, students were taught to maintain and repair electric and hydraulic control systems of mobile power generators.

He is the son of Mark D. and Veronica A. Wolfermanof Edgewood. The private is a 1989 graduate of Joppatowne High School.


Pvt. Jason M. Ronson has completed the heavy-wheel vehicle mechanic course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the course, students were taught how to perform maintenance andassist in the repair of heavy-duty vehicles and associated equipment.

He is the son of Donna L. and Michael D. Ronson of Street. The soldier is a 1991 graduate of Harford Vocational-Technical High School.


Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher J. Bandy has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the training, students received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, first aid and Army history and traditions.

He is the son ofVirgil A. and Deborah L. Bandy of Street.

The private is a 1991 graduate of North Harford High School.


Spec. Ronald D. Welsh has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal, which is awarded to soldiers for meritorious service, acts of courage or other outstanding accomplishments.

Welsh is an organizational communication shop foreman at Pioneer Kaserne, Hanau, Germany.

He is theson of Ronald D. and Iris E. Welsh of Havre de Grace.

The specialist is a 1986 graduate of Aberdeen High School.


Marine Cpl. Frederick A. Romano, son of Frederick J. and Betty Romano of Abingdon, recently returned with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., following a six-month deployment to the Middle East.

He participated in various operations and exercises with the Marine detachment, embarked aboard the three ships of the Amphibious Ready Group.

Romano took part in Operation "EagerMace," which involved more than 7,000 service members and was the first major U.S.-Kuwait joint service exercise of the post-war period.

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