BODNAR TOP SOLDIER

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Army Specialist Robert C. Bodnar has been named soldier of the month.

He is an armor crew member in Berlin.

The soldier is the son of Andrew R. and Angela T. Bodnar of Millersville.

His wife, Mary, is the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Straub of Crofton.

He graduated from Old Mill Senior High School in 1985 and Catonsville Community College in 1989.

COMPLETE BASIC TRAINING

Several area servicemen recently completed basic military training:

* Army National Guard Pfc. Thomas L. Chapman, son of Susan L. Chapman of Severn, completed his training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Chapman is a 1990 graduate of Meade Senior High School.

* Navy Seaman Recruit DeWayne Thomspon, a 1990 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School of Annapolis, completed his training at Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

* Airman 1st Class Robert F. Hartley, son of retired Air Force Master Sgt. Robert E. Harlty of Warner Robins, Ga.,completed his training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Hartley isa 1984 graduate of Arundel Senior High School.

* Airman Anthony T. Williams Jr., son of Anthony T. Williams Sr. of Severn and Mildred A. Williams of San Antonio, completed his training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Wiliams is a 1990 graduate of Meade Senior High School.

* Army Reserve Pvt. Kevin L. Stahl, son of Edward A. and Myrtle W. Stahl of Arnold, completed his training at Fort Sill, Okla. Stahl is a 1990 graduate of Severna Park High School.

* Army Reserve Pvt. Lionel S. Moreland III, son of Lionel S. and Norma L. Moreland ofMillersville, completed his training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Moreland is a 1989 graduate of Old Mill Senior High School.

ARMY'S SMITH NAMED

Pfc. Percy Smith Jr. has been decorated with the Army AchievementMedal.

The medal is awarded to soldiers for meritorious service, acts of courage or other outstanding accomplishments.

He is a military police specialist at Helmstedt, Germany.

The soldier is the son of Percy and Cheryl A. Smith of Glen Burnie.

He is a 1989 graduate of Glen Burnie High School.

PFC. SEKORA HONORED

Pfc. Keith B. Sekora has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal.

The medal is awarded to soldiers for meritorious service, acts of courage orother outstanding accomplishments.

He is a military police specialist at Helmstedt, Germany.

The soldier is the son of Lynn L. Dunkerly of Glen Burnie and Robert E. Sekora of Green Brook, N.J.

He is a 1988 graduate of Old Mill Senior High School.

HEDETNIEMI PROMOTED

Mark C. Hedetniemi has been promoted in the Air Force to the rankof airman first class.

He is a maintenance scheduling specialist at Plattsburgh Air Force Base, N.Y.

Hedetniemi is the son of Charles J. and Eleanore G. Hedetniemi of Pasadena.

The airman is a 1989graduate of Lake Shore Christian Academy, Pasadena.

ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

Pfc. Patrick B. Rachal has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal.

The medal is awarded to soldiers for meritorious service, acts of courage or other outstanding accomplishments.

He is a gunnery crew member at Fort Hood, Texas.

The soldier is the son of Butch and Lynn Rachal of Edgewater.

AEILLO HONORED

Air Force Maj. Michael P. Aeillo has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal.

The medal is awarded for outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement for service to the United States.

It is his second award.

He is a navigator and a special reconnaissance officer at OffuttAir Force Base, Neb.

Aeillo is the son of Dominick J. Aeillo of Odenton.

His wife, Cheryl, is the daughter of Al Leblanc of Menominee, Mich.

He is a 1969 graduate of Arundel Senior High School, anda 1975 graduate of the University of Maryland College Park.

MILITARYORDER MEETS

The General George G. Meade chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars met at the Fort Meade Officers Club Feb. 19. The guest speaker was Col. T. Raleigh Mann, installation commander at Fort Meade.

Col. Mann, a Companion of the chapter, gave a presentation of the many activities involved in the support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

The next chapter meeting will be an evening affair Thursday, March 14 at the Fort Meade Officer's Club.

Social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Representative Thomas McMillan, D-4. All Companions and their guests are encouraged to attend.

All officers of the U.S. Services are welcome to attend. Call for reservations.

Information: 674-2158 or 465-5474.

TWO COMPLETE TRAINING

Two area servicemen recently completed basic military training:

* Navy Seaman Recruit Kirk A. Webb, son of Brent Webb of Gambrills, completed trainingat Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 1990 graduateof Arundel Senior High School.

* Marine Pvt. Kevin J. Trousdale, son of Mr. and Mrs. William N. Trousdale of Catonsville, completed training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

WALLING TRAINED

Marine Lance Cpl. M. J. Walling, a 1989 graduate of Arundel Senior High School, recently completed the Vehicle Recovery Course at Marine Corps Service Support Schools, Camp Lejeune, S.C.

During the three-week course, Walling was provided with the technical knowledge, techniques and procedures to effectively perform all vehicle recovery operations of Marine Corps tactical motor transport vehicles.

MARTIN FINISHES COURSE

Army National Guard Pvt. Faydra A. Martin has completed Phase I operating room specialist course at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.

Phase I training consisted of the principles and methods of sterilization, basic anatomy and physiology, identification and care of surgical instruments, sutures, needles and blades.

Also included were transport and positioning of patients and handling of specimens.

Phase II training will be on-the-job experience in a clinical setting at one or more of the Army's 16 medical training facilities.

She is the daughter of Sherry Glascox and stepdaughter of Doug Glascox of Pasadena.

Martin's father, Ted Martin and stepmother, Norma Martin, reside in Baltimore.

CARPENTER GRADUATES

Navy Seaman Recruit Shawn R. Carpenter, a 1986 graduate of AnnapolisHigh school, completed training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego.

During Carpenter's eight-week training cycle, he studied general military subjects designed to prepare him for further academic andon-the-job training in one of the Navy's 85 basic fields.

3 COMPLETETRAINING

Three area servicemen recently completed training at theU.S. Army Infantry school, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.:

* PrivateWilliam D. Childs Jr., son of Janet and William Childs of Annapolis,a 1990 graduate of Broadneck Senior High school.

* Private William I Butler, son of Effie and William Butler of Severn, a 1990 graduate of Meade Senior High school.

* Private Scott W. Burke, son of Dennis A. and Marsha A. Burke of Riva, a 1990 graduate of South River High school, Edgewater.

FRANCIS ENDS COURSE

Army National Guard Pvt. Joel F. Francis has completed a utility (UH-1) helicopter repair course at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala.

The course was designed to provide enlisted personnel with a working knowledge in organizational, direct and general support maintenance on the UH-1 helicopter. Personnel were trained in the duties of crew chief and record keeper.

Francis is the son of N. Kay Francis of Crownsville.

SCHWARTZ STUDIES RADIO

Army Reserve Pvt. Christopher K. Schwartz has graduated from the single channel radio operator course at Fort Gordon, Augusta,

Ga.

Soldiers were trained to install, operate, and perform operator maintenance on tactical radioteletype sets and associated power generating equipment.

Schwartz is the son of James D. Schwartz of Fort George G. Meade and Connie J. Schwartz of Jessup. He is a 1988 graduate of Arundel Senior High school.

ENSIGNS FINISH COURSE

Navy Ensigns John K. Bast, son of Ben J. and Betty A. Bast of Millersville, and C. W. Villareal, son of Claro C. and Margaret M. Villareal of Annapolis, have completed the Basic Surface Warfare Officer's Course.

Both completed the 18-week course Surface Warfare Officers school course, Best in San Diego, and Villareal in Newport, R. I.

They were taught how to perform as a watch and division officer aboard Navy ships.

Each received extensive instructions on the duties of an underway officer of the deck, which included shiphandling and maneuvering in formation under simulated battle conditions. He also studied radardetection, tracking and plotting of enemy aircraft, ships and missiles; communication; damage control and shipboard organization.

Bestis a 1986 graduate of Severna park High school and a 1990 graduate of The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.

Villareal is a 1985 graduate of St. Mary's High school and a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy inAnnapolis.

ENSIGN GETS MASTER'S

Navy Lt. Brent J. Flaskerud, whose wife, Audrey, is the daughter of Salvatore Ciccia of Millersville, has received a master of science degree. The degree was received uponFlaskerud's graduation from the Naval Postgraduate school (NPS) in Monterey, Calif., which is the only naval institution of its kind in the world and provided him with courses of study in a variety of scientific, management and engineering fields.

He is also a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

SGT. HARDESTY GRADUATES

Sgt. TimothyS. Hardesty has graduated from a noncommissioned officer leadership school.

The sergeant studied techniques of leadership, management and supervision. He is an aircrew life support specialist at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.

Hardesty is the son of Charles and Mary Weatherstine of Londonderry Drive, Glen Burnie. He is a 1985 graduate of Glen Burnie High school.

NEBEL ENDS TRAINING

Army National GuardPvt. Derek B. Nebel has completed training at the U.S. Army InfantrySchool, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the course, students received training that qualified them as light-weapons infantrymen andas indirect-fire crewmen in a rifle.

Instruction include weapons qualifications, tactics, patrolling, land mine warfare, field and combat operations.

He is the son of William T. and Arlene F. Nebel ofLothian.

The private is a 1988 graduate of Southern Senior High School.

GREEN IS GRADUATE

Capt. David A. Green has graduated from the Squadron Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.

Graduates of the school studied communications skills, international relations, manpower management and responsibilities that preparejunior Air Force officers for command and staff duties.

He is an acquisition contracting officer in Brindisi, Italy.

Green is the son of David R. and Betty J. Green of Memphis, Mich.

His wife, Lucy, is the daughter of Giuseppa Cavalla of Pasadena.

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