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Locals advance military careers
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Sgt. Aldo D. Gonzalez
Air Force Airman Orin O. Herrod graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Verna Herrod of Hinesville and the brother of Ebony Greenlee of Mangilao, Guam.
Herrod is a 2008 graduate of Bradwell Institute.

William S. Castro graduates basic training
Navy Seaman William S. Castro, son of Altagracia B. Patel of Midway and Guillermo S. Castro of Midway, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Gonzalez stationed in North Des Moines, Iowa
Army Sgt. Aldo D. Gonzalez has arrived for duty at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in North Des Moines, Iowa.
Gonzalez is a recruiter assigned to the Minneapolis Army Recruiting Battalion, Minn. The sergeant has served in the military for five years.
He is the son of Manuel S. and Maria A. Gonzalez of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
His wife, Mary, is the daughter of James R. Williams of Lincoln, Neb., and Sally J. Gianni of Hinesville.

Mercado finishes leader development course

Jonathan Mercado graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash.
The cadet is a student at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville.
He is the son of Jose and Ermelinda Mercado of Hinesville.
The cadet is a 2002 graduate of Bradwell Institute.
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