News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.
Returned from deployment to Kosovo
► Army Captain Kristen E. Walls, daughter of John and Laura Walls and sister of Joseph, Sarah, Ruby and Rebecca, all of Sudbury. Walls is a 2005 graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. While deployed, she was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Overseas Service Ribbon.
Returned from deployment to Afghanistan
► Army Sergeant Michael MacDonald, son of Donna Alum of Hudson and Thomas MacDonald of Walpole. He is a 2003 graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. He was attached with the Third Special Forces Group in support of Village Stability Operations. His awards include the Afghan Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, and Army Achievement Medal.
From basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.:
► Army Specialist Michael Z. Baxter, son of Susan Baxter and nephew of Richard Threadgould, both of Lancaster. He is the brother of Lucas Baxter of Shirley and a 2007 graduate of Ayer High School.The Globe welcomes submission of news items about local military personnel. Items may be sent to Alice C. Elwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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