In uniform


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 2:30 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Connor Luxmore
GREAT LAKES, Ill. -- Navy Seaman Recruit Connor Luxmore, son of Shari Gradert, Geneseo, and Steven Luxmore, Orion, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2012 graduate of Geneseo High School.

Neil Ward
SENDI, Japan -- Army Sgt. 1st Class Neil Ward was part of a U.S. Army Pacific task force that participated in training near Sendi, Japan, with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. The training was part of an annual bilateral exercise between American and Japanese forces called Yama Sakura.
He is a telecommunications operations chief assigned to the 78th Signal Battalion at Camp Zama, Japan. He is the son of James and Dena Ward, and grandson of James Ward, Rock Island. He is a 1997 graduate of Rock Island High School.

Andrew Wallace
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Marine Corps 1st Lt. Andrew Wallace, a 2005 graduate of J.D. Darnall High School, recently reported for duty with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif. He joined the Marine Corps in May 2012.















 




Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






(More History)