Military Report 04/27/2008

Sgt. Steven Lubich is greeted by his wife, Laura, as he returns to Camp Pendelton after a 10-month deployment to Iraq.

Sgt. Steven Lubich is greeted by his wife, Laura, as he returns to Camp Pendelton after a 10-month deployment to Iraq.

Sgt. Steven Lubich returns from deployment

Sgt. Steven Lubich, son of John Lubich of Carson City, recently returned to Camp Pendelton in Oceanside, Calif. after a 10-month deployment in Iraq.

Lubich is Military Police Officer attached to MP Company, HQ Batallion, 1st Marine Division. While in Iraq he was promoted to sergeant and was in charge of Peace Keeping Missions and Escorts of Conveys throughout Iraq.

He was greeted by friends and family, welcomed by wife, Laura O'Neil, also of Carson City.

Lubich will continue training at Camp Pendelton for three to four months before returning to Iraq in September for his second tour of duty.

Pvt. Fry graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Dwight J. Fry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Fry is the son of Teri Laurick of Carson City.

Purchase bricks for Korean Veterans War Memorial

Bricks are available for purchase as memorials at the Korean War Veterans Memorial Park at the end of East Fifth Street.

As part of Riverview Park, the Korean Veterans Memorial Park features bricks with the names of military veterans from all branches who served from 1945 to the present day in Korea, including its territorial waters.

They are $50 each. Applications are available from Val Jensen, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 305 treasurer, at 882-1739; or mail information of name, rank and service, and years in Korean theater, to Jensen at: 2654 Wellington North, Carson City, 89703.

The "Nevada Cities Complex" is in regard to the last battle fought from March 26-30, 1953 in Korea. Another plaque displays the 34 names of Nevadans who died during the war.

The chapter meets at 11 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hall, corner of Curry and Second streets.

Ensign Erwin receives commission

Ensign Daniel Erwin recently received his commission in the United States Navy after completing Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I.

During the 12-week course at OCS Erwin studied military indoctrination, naval history, naval leadership, military law, naval warfare, navigation, engineering and physical training.

His first duty assignment as an officer will be Naval Station Ingleside, Texas.

Erwin enlisted in the Navy in 1997 and has been stationed in Virginia for the past 11 years.

He is a 1995 graduate of Dayton High School and graduated from St. Leo's College in Norfolk, Va. in 2005.

Erwin is the son of Ed and Sandy Erwin of Las Vegas, formerly of Dayton, and the grandson of Anne Parks and the late Frank Parks of Carson City.


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