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    In Uniform

    Nevada Senator Harry Reid stands with Major Michael K. Lynch and his parents, Joan and Joseph Lynch, after placing the new rank on Major Lynch’s shoulder.
    Laura Zapata
    Nevada Senator Harry Reid stands with Major Michael K. Lynch and his parents, Joan and Joseph Lynch, after placing the new rank on Major Lynch’s shoulder.

    News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.

    Promoted to serve as Army liaison to the US Senate and White House social aide

    Army Major Michael K. Lynch, son of Joseph and Joan Lynch of Dracut. Lynch was deployed to Iraq twice and flew Black Hawk helicopters in support of combat operations. He also flew helicopter evacuation missions in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and numerous firefighting missions in Texas. He commanded the Army’s Executive Helicopter Company before being selected to serve as a military legislative fellow for US Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Senate majority leader.


    From basic training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.:

    Army Specialist Brent N. Last, with honors, son of Lawrence and Lynne Last of Stoneham, and a 1998 graduate of Stoneham High School. Last received a letter of recommendation for his academic and military accomplishments. His attention to detail, appearance, cooperative spirit, military bearing, and military courtesy were commendable and exemplary, and contributed to the Battery Cadre of the 19th Field Artillery Regiment’s successful mission accomplishments.

    From the Naval War College, College of Naval Warfare in Newport, R.I.:

    Army Colonel Robert W. Curran, son of Dorothy S. Curran of Manchester, and a 1984 graduate of Manchester High School.

    From One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.:


    Army Private First Class Mark A. Mahoney, son of Mark and Pam Mahoney of Billerica, and a 2006 graduate of Shawsheen Regional Technical High School.

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    Army Private Nathaniel L. Webber, son of Russ Webber of Gloucester, and a 2010 graduate of Beverly High School.

    Army Private Brady P. Finn, son of John and Phyllis Finn of Tyngsborough, and a 2010 graduate of Tyngsborough High School.

    From basic training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.:

    Army Private Robert A. Anaya, son of Dinora Anaya of Everett, and a 2010 graduate of Everett High School.

    Army Private Charles E. Carroll, son of Charles Carroll of Derry, N.H., and Violet Elwell of Salisbury.


    Army Private Gerard Pitcher, son of Annette Tucker and Lawrence Pitcher, both of Lynn. He is a 2004 graduate of Lynn English High School.

    Army Private First Class Alan P. Holbrook, son of Alan Holbrook of Wakefield, and grandson of Vincent Holbrook of Stoneham. He is a 2009 graduate of Burlington High School.

    From basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.:

    Army Private First Class Christopher A. Cassidy, son of Carrie Cassidy of Amesbury, and a 2010 graduate of Amesbury High School.

    Army Private Jonathan Y. Rodriguez-Morales, a 2010 graduate of Lynn English High School.

    Army Specialist Kenneth J. Tucceri, son of Robert Tucceri of Tewksbury, and a 2000 graduate of Tewksbury High School.


    Army Private Stephen J. Medina-Valdes, son of Norma Valdes of Lynn, and a 2010 graduate of Lynn Vocational Technical Institute.

    From basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio:

    Airman Nicholas J. Prince, son of Margaret Prince of Winchester, and a 2011 graduate of Winchester High School.

    Airman Kevin A. Medina, son of Ruth Medina and Kirk Semon, both of Medford, and a 2009 graduate of Medford Vocational Technical High School.

    Airman Alexander B. Allen, son of Lynda and Brian Allen of Billerica, and a 2007 graduate of Billerica Memorial High School.

    From the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I.:

    Navy Ensign Timothy K. O’Sullivan, son of Terry and Ann O’Sullivan of West Newbury, and a 2005 graduate of St. John’s Preparatory School. He has been stationed at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, for pilot training.

    The Globe welcomes submission of news items about local military personnel. Items may be sent to Alice C. Elwell at Material for this column was provided by or was verified by the Department of Defense.