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Locals advance military careers
Pvt. 1st Class Michael Wilkinson
Pvt. 1st Class Michael Wilkinson graduated basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on June 25. For AIT, he will be at Fort Watchuka, Ariz., for military intelligence.
Wilkinson attended Liberty County High School in 2009 and was an Eagle Scout. His parents are Michael and Cynthia Wilkinson.

Johnson graduates from Riverside Military Academy

GAINESVILLE — C/SSG Bryson Samuel Johnson of Hinesville recently graduated from Riverside Military Academy. Riverside’s commencement weekend was May 14-15, and Maj. Gen. Robert M. Flanagan, USMC (retired), president of the Missouri Military Academy, was this year’s speaker.
Johnson had attended Riverside since January 2006 and was an active leader on campus. He will attend Troy University this fall.
Johnson is the son of Sam and Leenae Johnson.

Wickberg attends ROTC seminar

Army ROTC Cadet Alexander G. Wickberg is one of 275 cadets who attended the 2010 George C. Marshall Foundation ROTC Awards and Leadership Seminar in Lexington, Va. The event is named for Army Gen. George C. Marshall, who served in World War II and outlined a post-war era program of economic assistance and recovery for war-torn Europe.
At the annual seminar, awards are presented to the most outstanding Army senior cadets in military science studies and leadership values in each ROTC battalion at host universities and colleges. The student-cadets who attend and win awards are the best and brightest in the ROTC program. Top cadets from each battalion represent the best of a selective organization.
Upon meeting academic requirements for graduation and completion of the ROTC program at Mercer University in Macon, Wickberg will receive a bachelor’s degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the Army.
He is the son of Audrey A. Dykes of Walthourville.
The cadet is a 2006 graduate of Bradwell Institute.

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