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Hinesville soldier earns bronze star
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Airman 1st Class Jasper M. Vantassel III - photo by Photo provided.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. John A. Marshall has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for supporting the mission of Operation Enduring Freedom.
The medal is awarded to individuals who, while serving in the U.S. armed forces, have performed a heroic act, meritorious achievement or distinguished service during armed conflict or ground combat while engaged against an armed enemy of the United States.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.
Marshall, an aerospace medical service craftsman, is assigned to the 779th Medical Operations Squadron, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. He has served in the military for 20 years.
The technical sergeant is a 1989 graduate of the Bradwell Institute.

Smith graudates basics
Army Pfc. Kandice L. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
She is the daughter of Ginger Broaders of Hinesville and Eugene Smith Jr. of Warner Robins.
Smith is a 2009 graduate of the Bradwell Institute.

Vantassel graduates basics
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasper M. Vantassel III has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Jasper and O. Sik Vantassel of Hinesville.
Vantassel graduated in 2000 from Bradwell Institute and received a bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Valdosta State University.
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