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David Nolan, a Lowell native, was awarded the Legion of Merit for more than 26 years of meritorious service.

David Nolan, a Lowell native, was awarded the Legion of Merit for more than 26 years of meritorious service.

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


Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Nolan, brother of Christine Kinnon of Tewksbury. Nolan was awarded the Legion of Merit for more than 26 years of meritorious service, culminating as the maintenance test flight evaluator for the 82d Combat Aviation Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. Nolan, a Lowell native, entered the Army in June 1987 as an Army aviator. During his 27 years in uniform, he served at bases and locations throughout the world, including Georgia, North Carolina, and California in the United States, and Honduras, Germany, Italy, and South Korea. He also served in combat in El Salvador and Bosnia and in multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He has flown 1,500 combat hours. His awards include five Bronze Stars, three Meritorious Service Medals, one Air Medal, and seven Army Commendation Medals.


From the US Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa.


Army Reserve Colonel Jeffrey Hart, a military judge assigned to the 150th Legal Detachment at Legal Command, Maryland. The 20-year veteran is a resident of Wisconsin and the son of Regina Hart of Medford, and Joseph Hart of Westfield. He is the father of Michael and Monica Hart of Wisconsin.

From the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

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Army Cadet Meghan C. Conger, a student at the University of Michigan. She is the daughter of Maria Mcguinness of Andover and John Conger and stepmother Jennifer Conger of Pennsylvania. Conger graduated in 2011 from Andover High School.

Airman Nathan P. Cusack

Army Cadet Victoria C. Polonia, a student at Marion Military Institute, Marion, Ala. She is the daughter of Julio and Victoria Polonia of Lynn, and a 2012 graduate of Lynn English High School.

Army Cadet Shawna B. Drown, a student at Becker College, Worcester. She is the daughter of Tracey Gosselin Soares of Lynn, and a 2011 graduate of Essex Agricultural and Technical High School.


Army Cadet David M. Witham, a student at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the son of Cathy Witham of Saugus and David Witham of Lynn. Witham is a 2011 graduate of Saugus High School.

Army Cadet Sarah H. Pitman, a student at the University of Vermont. She is the daughter of Martha and Peter Pitman of Swampscott, and a 2010 graduate of Swampscott High School.

From basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio

Airman James J. Caterino, son of Mary Caterino of Nashua and nephew

Airman James J. Caterino

of Joseph Neylon of Wilmington. He is a 2012 graduate of Nashua High School.

Airman Nathan P. Cusack , grandson of Pamela Anderson of Merrimac and Thomas Cusack of Lawrence. He is a 2012 graduate of Bolton High, Arlington, Tenn.

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

Army Private Jose J. Agustiliano Jr. , son of Arbertito Ayala of Lowell, and a 2011 graduate of Lowell High School.

Army Private Harold E. Gannon IV, son of Claire Murphy of Billerica and Hal Gannon of Lowell. The private is a 2008 graduate of Shawsheen Regional Technical High.

Army Private James D. Simcock, son of Bonnie Fitzgibbon of Westford and Matthew Simcock of Medway. He is a 2012 graduate of Medway High School.

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
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