News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.
Commended by governor
►Army Sergeant John Giasullo Jr. (inset), son of Karen Kennedy, stepson of Jason Kennedy, and brother of Brooke Kennedy, all of Billerica. The 24-year-old was awarded the Silver Star in 2010 for his actions as a medic in 2008 when a bomb hit a convoy vehicle during a patrol in Afghanistan. While under attack, Giasullo treated casualties, returned enemy fire, and refused treatment for his own injuries. His actions saved the lives of four Afghan National Army soldiers. During a recent ceremony, he was commended by Governor Deval Patrick on behalf of the Commonwealth.
Competed in Angel Thunder
At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, the competition is the world’s largest military combat search-and-rescue exercise:
► Air Force Staff Sergeant Brian M. Misuraca (inset), son of John and Sandra Misuraca of Gloucester.
Competed in Army Ten Miler
A Washington, D.C., race:
►Army Cadet Paul C. Smits, a student at Bentley University, and son of Ron and Susan Smits of North Andover. Smits is a 2008 graduate of North Andover High School.
From basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.:
►Private Ethan L.F. Davis (inset), son of Richard Davis and Victoria Vasquez of Andover, and a 2010 graduate of Andover High School.
From First Recruit Training Battalion, B Company, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.:
►Marine Private Eamonn Garber (inset), son of Marybeth Kimball of Winchester and a 2011 graduate of Winchester High School.
From basic training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.:
►Army Private First Class Carlos A. Silva, son of Jessenia Noriega of Lowell, and a 2011 graduate of Lowell High School.
From basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.:
►Army Private First Class Louis J. Williams, son of Louis Williams of Salem and Tracy Williams of Swampscott. He is a 2009 graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, Peabody.
►Army Private Stepney R. Srey, sister of Rogger Sou of Lowell, and a 2011 graduate of Lowell High School.
From basic training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.:
►Army Private Joseph E. Harris, son of Edward Harris of Peabody, and a 2010 graduate of Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High.
From basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio:
►Airman Daniel Sweeney, son of Cheryl and David Sweeney of Woburn, and a 2011 graduate of Woburn Memorial High School.
►Airman First Class Eric W. Lunden, son of William of Lynn and Marta Lunden of Peabody. He is a 2005 graduate of Lynn Classical High School.
►Airman Braden A. Hoglan, with honors, son of Brenda Hoglan of Amesbury, and a 2010 graduate of Ashland High.
►Airman Christopher A. Gayton, son of Glen and Rebecca Gayton of Ipswich, and a 2011 graduate of Ipswich High School.
►Airman Sarorn Sek, son of Lab Chab and Sek Lin of Lowell, and a 2009 graduate of Greater Lowell Technical High School.
►Airman Scott D. Higgins, son of Peggy and Douglas Higgins of Chelmsford, and a 2008 graduate of Chelmsford High School.
►Airman First Class Stephanie G. Gaynor, daughter of Delia Day of Lowell and George Gaynor of Tyngsborough. She is a 2005 graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School.
►Airman Brenda J. McCarthy, daughter of Robert Brown of Maine and granddaughter of Joseph McCarthy of North Andover. She is a 2011 graduate of Marshwood High School, Maine.