David Lang

Private David Lang Jr., of Maple City, graduated from Army basic training in May 2008 and advanced training in July at Fort Sill, Okla. He graduated from airborne training on Aug. 18 at Fort Benning, Ga. He is now stationed at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, and is due to deploy to Afghanistan in February 2009.


Navy Seaman Apprentice Joshua Beckwith, son of Cinthia and Richard Beckwith, of Traverse City, recently completed eight weeks of U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Beckwith is a 2005 graduate of St. Francis High School of Traverse City.

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