* Marine Lance Cpl. Wesley D. Sanders, son of Glendol R...

Serving our country

August 09, 1992

* Marine Lance Cpl. Wesley D. Sanders, son of Glendol R. and Linda L. Sanders of Westminster, recently completed the Motor Vehicle Operator Course.

During the course at Marine Corps Service Support Schools, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students receive classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction on the operation and capabilities of Marine Corps vehicles.

Defensive driving techniques, rules of the road and preventive maintenance are also included in the course.

A 1990 graduate of Westminster High, Corporal Sanders joined the Marine Corps in October 1991.

* Navy Airman Apprentice Jamie R. Mattfield, son of Ronald J. and Roberta W. Mattfield of Manchester, recently graduated from the Basic Avionics Technician Course.

During the course at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Naval Air Station Memphis, Millington, Tenn., students receive technical instruction on the fundamentals necessary to perform aviation electronics maintenance tasks.

Students also receive instruction to prepare them for further specialized training on operational aviation electronics equipment found in naval aircraft.

A 1990 graduate of North Carroll High, Airman Mattfield joined the Navy in July 1991.

* Navy Chief Petty Officer Daniel W. Lucas, son of Nelda R. and John R. Lucas Sr. of Finksburg, recently returned aboard the guided missile frigate USS Klakring, which has its home port in Charleston, S.C., following a six-month deployment to the Middle East.

Petty Officer Lucas participated in various operations and training exercises as part of the Middle East force. On the way back to the United States, the ship crossed the Atlantic Ocean with the USS America aircraft carrier battle group.

A 1981 graduate of Milford Mill Senior High in Baltimore, Petty Officer Lucas joined the Navy in August 1981.

* Navy Seaman Alan Goff, son of Virgil R. and Barbara L. Goff of Finksburg, recently participated in the commissioning ceremony of the USS George Washington on July 4 at Norfolk Naval Base, Va.

The ship's sponsor, first lady Barbara Bush, who christened the carrier in 1990, addressed the audience.

The Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS George Washington will carry 6,000 people. The carrier was built at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company and will have a home port of Norfolk.

A 1989 graduate of Westminster High, Seaman Goff joined the Navy in February 1991.

* Marine Pfc. Joseph P. Kreit, son of Joseph P. and Helen V. Kreit of Taneytown, recently graduated from the Unit Diary Clerk's course.

During the course at Marine Corps Service Support Schools, Camp Lejeune, N.C., students are provided with a working knowledge of processing and preparing a unit diary, which is the basic document of the Marine Corps Manpower Management System.

The course centers on the preparation and recording of personnel information for input into the computer-based system.

A 1991 graduate of Francis Scott Key High, Private Kreit joined the Marine Corps in October 1991.

* Navy Airman Apprentice Jamie R. Mattfeld, daughter of Ronal J. and Roberta W. Mattfeld of Manchester, recently reported for duty at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego.

A 1990 graduate of North Carroll High School, Ms. Mattfeld joined the Navy in July 1991.

* Marine Cpl. Scott A. Mason, son of Marshall N. and Beverly A. Mason of Union Bridge, recently received a Meritorious Mast citation. He was cited for outstanding service while assigned with the 10th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, CAmp Lejeune, N.C.

A Meritorious Mast is an official recognition from a marine's commanding officer for superior performance.

A 1987 graduate of Linganore High School, Frederick County, Corporal Mason joined the Marine Corps in November 1987.

* Navy Petty Officer 1st Class David A. Edgerton, son of George M. Edgerton of Mount Airy, recently received the Navy Achievement Medal.

He was cited for superior performance of duty as Electronic Warfare Training Petty Officer with Patrol Squadron 30, Naval Air Station, in Jacksonville, Fla., where he is currently assigned.

Demonstrating technical knowledge and tactical insight, Mr. Edgerton provided expert training to more than 250 allied and U.S. electronic warfare operators and tactical coordinators in the P-3C non-acoustic sensor system tactical employment.

A graduate of Phoenix University, Ariz., he joined the Navy in September 1977.

* Ciaran A. McAlonan and Brian K. Pardoe recently enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve's Delayed Training Program.

Mr. McAlonan is the son of Malachy and Francis McAlonan. The Westminster High School graduate reports for basic training Aug. 16.

Mr. Pardoe, son of Charles and Rosemary Pardoe and a Westminster High School graduate, reports for basic training Sept. 16.

Both men will take basic and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Both have chosen carpentry and masonry specialist as their military occupation and will be assigned to the 365 EN Battalion, Company A.

* Robert L. Spertlel Jr., son of Robert and Constance Spertlel of Millers, recently enlisted in the U.S. Army's Delayed Entry

Program and will report for active duty Oct. 29.

The Westminster High graduate will take basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga.

Mr. Spertlel is also qualified to receive $22,800 for higher education through the Army College Fund upon completion of his enlistment.

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