* Richard P. Wilcox, son of Marie...


* Richard P. Wilcox, son of Marie A. McLaughlin of Westminster, has joined the U.S. Army and become eligible to receive the Army college fund benefit of up to $17,000 for college expenses.

He enlisted under the Army's Delayed Entry Program.

Wilcox will report for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in July. After completing this training, he will remain at the same post to attend advanced training to become a unit supply specialist.

Heis a 1990 graduate of Westminster High School.

* Two relatives ofCarroll countians recently returned from deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Storm.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven L. Phares, whose wife, Patricia, is the daughter of Giles and Patricia Desautels of Westminster, and Navy Airman Thomas D. Reynolds, whose wife, Cari, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Clark of Finksburg, both served with Fighter Squadron-32, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va.

Phares is a 1980 graduate of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute High School. He joined the Navy in March 1984.

Reynolds joined the Navy in May 1988.

* David R. Taylor, son of Aubrey and Dorothy Taylor of Westminster, has joined the U.S. Army under the Delayed Entry Program.

Previously a member of the National Guard, Taylor will attend Advanced Individual Training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., where he will train as a linguist.

A 1986 graduate of Carroll Christian Academy, Taylorearned an associate of arts degree from Catonsville Community College, Baltimore County.

He and his wife, Sheryl, currently live in Hampstead.

* Musician Seaman Arne Johnston graduated from the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Va., Thursday.

He is the son ofJack and Emily Johnston of Westminster.

A 1990 graduate of North Carroll High School, Johnston participated in several county music programs, solo and ensemble competitions, and All-County and All-State bands. He also was a member of the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra,the International Brass Quintet Festival youth program and the Westminster Municipal Band.

Johnston joined the Navy in June 1990, completing basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. He will be stationed with the Navy Band at Norfolk Naval Base.

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