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    Globe West military news

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

    Awarded the Army Commendation Medal

    Army Specialist Andre Paul Pasquarosa, for exceptionally meritorious service as a combat engineer while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He was awarded the medal because his leadership and dedication to duty were instrumental to the unit’s missions during combat operations. Pasquarosa has just returned from a yearlong deployment in ­Afghanistan. He is the son of Paul and Cheryl Pasquarosa of Needham and a 2007 graduate of Trinity Catholic High School in Newton.

    Home on Leave

    Army Private Riley Scott Odams, son of R. Scott and Marci Odams of Wrentham, grandson of Sherry Lorett of Medfield and Robert and Jeanne Odams of Wrentham. Odams is a 2012 graduate of Boston College High School.

    The Globe welcomes submission of news items about local military personnel. Items may be sent to Alice C. Elwell at acelwell2@juno.com. Material for this column was provided or verified by the Department of Defense.