Saluting newest in ranks
February 16, 2011 10:30AM
Updated: July 27, 2011 12:18AM
The Herald-News congratulates our local young men and women who have successfully completed military training. Here’s what they’ve achieved:
Air Force Airman Antonio Chavez, son of Hermila Chavez of Homer Glen, passed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Chavez graduated in 2002 from Lockport High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Western Illinois University.
Marine Pvt. Kenneth Gibson, son of Kenneth and Alice Gibson of Plainfield, finished basic training and will graduate from Infantry Training School on Feb. 23. He is a 2009 Plainfield Central High School alumnus.
Air Force Airman Ryan L. Hegler, son of Vernon and Sandie Hegler of Plainfield, wrapped up basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. He is a 2009 Plainfield South High School grad.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Ryan E. Hill is a 1997 graduate of Providence Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2000 from Lewis University. He completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base.
Air Force Reserve Airman Heather A Daw, daughter of Gary A. Daw of Elwood, completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. Daw is a 2006 graduate of Grace Academy in Elwood.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Iniguez, son of Patricia Iniguez and nephew of Felipe Loya, both of Bolingbrook, finished basic training at Lackland Air Force Base.
Air Force Airman Jenna L. Bishop, daughter of Edward and Annette Bishop of Plainfield, passed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base.
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