What's it like to be a Leader in Combat

Clayton Hendon, son of Griffin and Missie Hendon, grew up in near-by Dallas, and graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 2003. Appointed by Dick Armey to West Point, he arrived there later in the summer and started his four-year education leading up to an appointment as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army.

It Isn't a Game

Sergeant Ben Weston, grandson of Joann Claycomb of Royse City and son of Jan and Ben Weston, formerly of Rockwall, is a Squad Leader in Company C, 1-17th Infantry, 5th Stryker Brigade, based in Fort Lewis, Washington. But today, after serving a tour in Iraq, he is stationed in southern Afghanistan.

Another Marine from Our Home Town

Michael Shupak, formerly of Forney and now living in Rockwall, graduated from South Garland High School in 2000. In 2002 he went to work for the State of Texas and became a correctional officer in the Texas prison system. In 2004 he joined the USMC reserves.

A Long Way from Rockwall Texas

Michael Shupak, formerly of Forney and now living in Rockwall, graduated from South Garland High School in 2000. In 2002 he went to work for the State of Texas and became a correctional officer in the Texas prison system. In 2004 he joined the USMC reserves.

Heroism on the Battlefield

Heroism on the Battlefield

 

Afghanistan..."It Isn't a Game"

Sergeant Ben Weston, grandson of Joann Claycomb of Royse City and son of Jan and Ben Weston, formerly of Rockwall, is a Squad Leader in Company C, 1-17th Infantry, 5th Stryker Brigade, based in Fort Lewis, Washington. But today, after serving a tour in Iraq, he is stationed in southern Afghanistan.

Iraq.."What's It Like to be a Leader in Combat"

Clayton Hendon, son of Griffin and Missie Hendon, grew up in near-by Dallas, and graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 2003. Appointed by Dick Armey to West Point, he arrived there later in the summer and started his four-year education leading up to an appointment as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army.

Japan.."A Long Way from Rockwall"

Nathan Colbert, son of Rockwall residents Michael and Kelly Colbert, graduated from Rockwall High School in 2003 and then did what many young men and women do today; he started his education in the North Texas Community College system.

Local Entertainer.."He Served and Now He's a Local Entertainer"

Joe Saba, currently living in Rowlett, graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas. After attending a local junior college and working for several years at the Coca Cola bottling plant, in January of 1989 he made the decision to join the Army since he had “always wanted to fly helicopters and the Army sure had a lot of them.”

Afghanistan.."A Local Soldier in Afghanistan"

How would you like to be a single mother sitting in the living room of your best friend, who just happens to have a son-in-law who is an Army recruiter, who is also there, when a commercial comes on the TV talking about how great the Army is and what opportunities it offers? The son-in-law turns to you and says, “You know, this might be a good thing for you to do.

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