Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ian J. Haddock, a 2004 graduate of North Gwinnett High School, is deployed with fellow marines and sailors of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune, N.C., assigned as the ground combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sean D. Kunis, son of Penny E. and Daniel P. Kunis of Lawrenceville is currently deployed with fellow marines and sailors of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune, N.C., assigned as the ground combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Navy Seaman Charles C. Halderman, son of Krista J. Current of Buford and Kent C. Halderman of Buford, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2003 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood.

Navy Seaman Recruit Joseph G. Vial, nephew of Beth Gunn of Lawrenceville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2008 graduate of Collins Hill High School in Suwanee.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Ricarda A. Monterrosa, son of Santos H. Monterrosa of Lawrenceville, along with more than 2200 Marines and sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., returned from a seven-month deployment to the Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet's area of operations in support of Maritime Security Operations and the Global War on Terror aboard ships of the USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, Norfolk, Va. He is a 2005 graduate of Collins Hill High School and joined the Marine Corps in September 2005.

Air Force Airman Eric A. Haygood, son of Shawn Haygood of Norcross and Eric Haygood of Atlanta, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2005 graduate of Alonzo A. Crim High School in Atlanta.

Chad Christopher Taylor of Lawrenceville, son of Tracey Taylor of Duluth and Ron and Kathie Taylor of Snellville, graduated basic training with honors from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on March 20. He is attending technical school training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, until deployed later this year.

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Michael L. Lins, a 2009 graduate of Ashworth High School of Norcross, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.

Navy Seaman Recruit Olamide O. Oladapo, son of Mojisola G. Ukabi of Lawrenceville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes,

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