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Below please find links to local residents and relatives of local residents serving in the U.S. Army.

To add or update anyone please contact Christina Seiler at The Sentinel at 574-224-5327, e-mail christinas@rochsent.com or fax to 574-224-5327. Or use our submission form.

• Spec. Ryleigh L. Carr , daughter of Greg and Teri Carr, Rochester, 2006 Rochester High School graduate, 2010 Huntington University graduate. Graduated from basic combat training at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, S.C. An intelligence analyst. Address: Sgt. Ryleigh Carr, HHT 2-1 CAV, FOB: Apache, Apo, AE09383 Last update: 1/10/13.

• Spc. Kyle Cook, son of Sue Cook and Gary Cook, both of Rochester, and a 2002 Rochester High School graduate. Stationed in South Korea. Last update: 9/12/11

• Capt. Kevin Cory , son of Tim and Cindy Strong Cory, Ky., grandson on the late Clair Strong and Betty Jane Strong of Richland Township, married to Laura. In the infantry, was deployed to Afghanistan and is now in schooling at Ft. Benning Ga. Address: 1806 Lonesome Pine Ct. Phenix City, AL, 36869. Last update 4/11/11.

•Pvt. Brandon DuBois , completed Army basic training and AIT, attending airborne school and Army Range training at Fort Benning, Ga. Last update: 2/11/11.

• Spc. Ryan Dunbar , fiancee of Tami Neighbors, Pendleton, son of Russ and Bonnie Dunbar, Akron, a 2003 Tippecanoe Valley graduate, and a 2007 Purdue University graduate. Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class at Basic Training at Fort Sill, Okla. and is in the army reserves at Ft. Benning Ga. attending Officer Candidate School. Last update: 4/20/11.

• Sgt. Joe Christopher Hamilton, son of Karen Shidler, Rochester, and Charles Hamilton, Bremen, husband of Jennifer Brown Hamilton, father of Kaylee, 6, Madlin, 4 and Breana, 3, all of Monterey. A 2001 Culver High School graduate. Served with Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and currently with 656th Transportation Company of Hobart, IN. Is a mechanic at AMSA 133, South Bend, IN at the Lyle J. Thompson Reserve Center. Address: 8938 S. Ash St., Monterey. E-mail: lil_hammy720@yahoo.com Last update: 3/2/11.

• Pvt. Blake T. Hudson, son of Gaye Garete, North Manchester, and Thomas Hudson, Akron, a 2008 graduate of Manchester High School. Stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. Last update: 12/12/11.

• Pfc. Ethan Hudson, son of Ginger Emerick, Rochester, and Darren Hudson, Payson, Ariz., a 2010 graduate of Rochester High School. Military Intel Analyst at Ft. Meade, Md. Address: 7107 B DeFranzo Loop Fort Meade, Maryland, 20755. E-mail: Ethan.R.Hudson@gmail.com Last update: 1/25/13.

• Spc. Kyle Koebcke, a 2007 Rochester High School graduate, son of Kisia Ulery and Bret Koebcke, both of Rochester, grandson of J. E. and Glenda Vaughn, Rochester, and Walter and Donna Koebcke, Kewanna, at home in Rochester in the Army reserves. Last update: 3/3/11.

• Sgt. Brett McCroskey, son of Jeff and Cathy McCroskey, Fulton. A 2006 Caston Jr./Sr. High School graduate and in the Army National Guard reserves. Last update: 3/4/11.

• Sgt. 1st Class Devin McFarland, son of Larry McFarland and Dorothy McFarland, both of Rochester, husband of Beth, 2002 RHS graduate. Address: Devin McFarland, 4647 A Saint Mihiel St., Fort Irwin, CA 92310. Last update: 1/12/12

•Pvt. Justin Melton, son of Dan and Shelly Melton, Rochester, a 2010 Rochester High School graduate. Member of Army National Guard, Bluffton. Last update: 12/21/11

• Sgt. Thomas J. Miller, son of Floyd and Deb Hartwell, Rochester, a 1998 Rochester High School graduate. He is a detailed Army recruiter in Starke, Fla. E-mail: thomas.miller@usarec.army.mil Last update: 3/31/10

• Sgt. 1st Class Shane Nickell ,husband of Elizabeth, father of Mason and Caleb, son of Bonnie Nickell, Remington, grandson of Helen Presson, Akron. Recruiting at Quincy Illinois. Address: 1401 Kentucky Street, Quincy Ill, 62301. Last update: 4/5/11.

• Spc. Nathanial Pace, father of Domannik and Kaleab, son of Marilyn Kimsey, Lafayette, and Dale and Patty Pace, Rochester, 1999 RHS graduate. Serves as Abrahms Main Battle Tank MultiSystems Maintainer with the 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colo. Returned from third tour to Iraq. Address: Spc. Pace, Nathanial, D 4711b Molnar Road, Fort Carson, Colo. 80902. E-mail: natebear69@yahoo.com Last update: 3/10/11.

• Pvt. Bobby L. Patton II, son of Bobby and Candace Patton, Rochester, and grandson of Stuart and Janet Shippy, Rochester, and Marilyn and Cecil Goode, Wartburg, Tenn. Completed basic training and is studying at Fort Gordon, Ga. Last update: 6/10/11.

• Cpl. Jeremy Pickett, son of Judy and Kenny Jones, Rochester, and the late Larry L. Pickett, grandson of Ramoma and the late Fred Crispen, husband of Melissa Gates Pickett, 2003 Caston High School graduate. Based at Fort Riley in Kansas with HHC First Brigade. E-mail: picke_1984@yahoo.com. Last update: Last update: 3/10/11.

• Spc. Phillip Alston Pugh , son of Shannon Pugh, Rochester, 2010 graduate of Rochester High School. 1086 t c/396 tc, Bagram APO, Bagram, Afghanistan, 09354. E-mail: tptpugh34@hotmail.com. Last update: 1/24/13.

• Staff Sgt. Brandon C. Rans, son of Dave and Joy Baillieul, Rochester, and the late Jim and Donna Rans Sr., Rochester, 1999 RHS graduate. Stationed in Iraq for a year. Address: SSG Rans Brandon, C., HHC 3-8 CAV, 1CD COS Garry Owen, APO AE 09331. Last update: 3/3/11.

• Pvt. Kyle L. Rayle son of Kelly Bendel, Kewanna and a 2009 Winamac Community High School graduate. Graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Last update: 4/20/11.

Shawn Righter, son of Rick Righter, Lucerne and the late Danielle Downham, grandson of Ron and Linda Hoffman, Rochester; Sonny and Marty Bowyer, Camden; and Frank and Sandy Smith, Logansport. 2006 Caston graduate, attends Ball State University. In the Army reserves, Psychological operation, serves with Grissom Unit. Last update: 3/15/11.

• Spc. Seth Rogers, son of Larry and Janan Rogers of Rochester, a 2004 Rochester High School graduate. Physcial therapy assistant in El Paso Texas. Address: 3225A Kerfoot, Alpaso, Texas, 79906. E-mail: seth.s.rogers@us.army.mil Last update: 12/3/12.

• Spc. Kyle Frost Sinkler, son of James Frost, Rochester, and Katherine Sinkler, Kansas City, Mo., stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. Recently returned from Iraq. E-mail: kylesinkler@live.com Last update: 3/8/11.

• Spc, Adam VanMeter, son of Tab VanMeter of Rochester, and Wendy Jennings of New Paris, grandson of Beverly Jennings, Rochester and the late Walter VanMeter. 2007 Culver High School graduate. Served one tour in Afghanistan and will deploy for second in 2011. E-mail: adam.daniel.vanmeter@us.army.mil Last update: 4/5/11.

• Lt. Col. Kevin Vedder, son of Eugene and Norma Vedder, Rochester, husband of Holly and father to Shelby and Riley, Lafayette. 1984 RHS graduate and 1988 Indiana State University graduate through the ROTC program. Deputy Commander, 38th Sustainment Brigade, Kokomo, Indiana, Indiana Army National Guard.  Currently Deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Address: 3615 Debbie Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905. E-mail: kavedder@gmail.com Last update: 2/6/13.

• Spc. Roberta Voorhees, daughter of David Blacketor and Roberta Cowles, both of Rochester, attended Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley schools, graduated in 2003 in Cassopolis, Mich. Received an Army Commendation and Good Conduct Medal during deployment to Iraq, September 2006 to November 2007. Assigned to the reserve unit 308th Psychological Operations Company in Belton, Mo. Full time sociology student at UMKC. E-mail: roberta.cowlesblacketor@us. army.mil Last update: 3/15/11.

• Cpt. Oliver G. Wells, graduate of Rochester High School. Married to Kristi. Stationed in Arizona. Address: 606 Lafayette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383. E-mail: wellsog@yahoo.com Last update: 4/4/11.

•Pvt. Hilary Staples Wilson, daughter of Rick Righter of Lucerne and Teri Righter of Rochester, granddaughter of Ron and Linda Hoffman of and Gloria Staples, all of Rochester. Married to Benn Wilson (army from 2003-2008) mother of AJ and Damion and Elijah. A 2005 Caston High School graduate. Serves with the209th Quarter Master Company in the Army Reserves in Lafayette. Last update: 3/15/11.

• Sgt. E-5 Lee Joseph Woodward, son of Steve and Janet Woodward, Rochester, a 2003 Rochester High School graduate. Deploying to Afghanistan June 2011. Working towards a bachelor's degree in network systems security. Address: 6027 Todd Road Clarksville, Tenn. Works with information systems with 160th S.O.A.R. E-mail: lee.woodward@us.army.mil Last update: 5/24/11. br />
• Sgt. Aaron Yeargin, son of Chris and Scott Cauffman and Bill Yeargin, all of Rochester, a 2007 Tippecanoe Valley graduate, stationed at Ft. Bliss Texas. Last update: 3/8/11.

• Sgt. Alexander Zartman, son of Kristi Zartman, Rochester, and Gary and Deb Zartman, Fulton, and the grandson of JH and Bonnie Montgomery, Rochester, and Raymond and Marge Zartman, Fulton. Completed the Warrior Leader Course at Fort McCoy, Wisc. Lives in Evansville and attends the University of Southern Indiana. Last update: 7/10/11.