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Military news

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:01 am

Air National Guard

Airman Alexis M. Rowlison graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Betty Lee of Fort Wayne and a 2012 graduate of North Side High School.

Airman Matthew S. White graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Ben and Jenny Gordon of Spencerville and a 2011 graduate of Leo Junior-Senior High School, Leo.

Airman Michael R. Stoller graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Clark and Michele Stoller of Bluffton and a 2010 graduate of Norwell High School, Ossian.

Airman Cole C. Pedersen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Chris and Amy Pedersen of Fort Wayne and a 2012 Carroll High School graduate.

Airman Jonathan J. Park graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Carol Park of Fort Wayne and a 2009 Homestead High School graduate.

Airman Mitchell A. McDaniel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Jennifer and Ronald McDaniel of Fort Wayne and a 2012 Snider High School graduate.

Airman Frank J. Kozielski graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the brother of Mary Flynn of Dyer and brother-in-law of Denise Lehman of Fort Wayne and a 1991 graduate of Merrillville High School, Merrillville. He earned an associate degree in 1995 from ITT Technical Institute.

Airman Nathaniel T. Altheide graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Charles Altheide of Ossian and a 2012 graduate of Norwell High School, Ossian.

Airman Sidney T. Wallace graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. She is the daughter of Drew and Nicole Wallace of Auburn and a 2012 graduate of DeKalb High School, Waterloo.

Airman 1st Class Rana B. Franklin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. She is the daughter of Earle and Ummil Franklin of Fort Wayne

•Airman Kimberly M. Kraick graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. She is the daughter of Bruce and Jeanne Kraick of Fort Wayne and a 2006 Snider High School graduate.

Air Force Reserve

Airman John A. Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Mary McCave of Fort Wayne and a 2001 graduate of South Side High School.

Army

Capt. Sean P. Ryan has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has served in the Army for eight years. He is the son of Thomas Ryan of Fort Wayne. His wife, Elizabeth, is the daughter of Christopher Oppelt of Lexington, Ky., and Jackie McDaris of Jeffersonville. He is a 1998 graduate of Canterbury High School and he earned a master's degree in 2010 from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.

Marine Corps

Pvt. Melissa J. Childers earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. She is the daughter of Jo Childers of Fort Wayne and a 2012 Concordia Lutheran High School graduate.

Pvt. Grant B. Dunderman earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He is the son of Jamie R. Miller of Antwerp, Ohio, and Jonathan R. Dunderman of Fort Wayne and a 2012 graduate of Antwerp Local High School, Antwerp, Ohio.

Coast Guard

Andrew Sully was with the crew of the Matinicus, a Coast Guard cutter that seized more than 2.600 pounds of cocaine, a vessel and two Dominican smugglers during an at-sea interdiction earlier this month in the Caribbean Sea. He is the grandson of Becky Osbun of Fort Wayne.

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