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Photos of America's Military in Action

Thank you for spotlighting local military serving in the Iraqi War.  My wife, Jane, and I  would like to add the name of our daughter to the list of men and women in harm's way for their country.  Her name is Lance Corporal Erin Griffin, USMC. 

She is a graduate of Brooks County High School, Class of 1999.  She is a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Quitman. She was deployed in January  from Camp Lejeune, N.C. with the Second MEF.  She is assigned to the 8th COMM in the Persian Gulf.  She wouldn't let us say anymore about her job.  

As of April 3, she was doing fine, and she wanted to say to everyone out there that has sent cards, letters and packages to the troops that it really means a lot to them and how much her fellow Marines want to thank everyone for being so supportive of the troops. 

Monty Griffin,
Barney, Ga.

Nadine, (via Linda),

Buc "Wes" Glass is a US Marine out of Camp Pendleton, CA. He is a Corporal who has been in the Marines 3.5 years.

He graduated from Worth County High School in 1999 while attending Darton on the PSO program.

He is with the Civil Engineering Detachment in Kuwait out of Camp Tarawa.

He is married to Elisa Glass and has one son, 8-month-old Dominic.

His parents are Fred and Donna Glass of Moultrie.

His grandparents are Fred and Nadine Glass of Putney.


Donna Glass


Here are some pictures of my nephew Demetrius J. Farrie, who is serving in the war in Iraq. 

Demetrius got orders on Jan. 7, 2003 that he would be leaving for war on Jan. 17, 2003.

He is the son of Mr. Benjamin Farrie, Sr., who served his time in the Army, & Mrs. Mary L. Farrie. He is one of four boys, and his oldest brother, Benjamin Farrie, Jr. is also serving in the Navy.

Another brother also served in the U.S. Army. His baby brother is a college student at Valdosta State. 


Darlene Jackson

Sergeant Dave Bell is from Sale City, Georgia.

 This picture shows Dave and his daughter, Savannah. 

This picture was made when they were stationed in Germany. 

Savannah will be two in June, and Mrs. Bell is expecting another baby. 

Dave is with the 424th Medical Logistics Company.


Lance Corporal Trent Bryan, from Tifton, is the 19-year-old husband of Jaci Gilbert Bryan and the son of Ricky and Joy Bryan of Tifton and Wendell and Bobbie Sumner of Omega.    

His sisters and brothers are Tara, Tyler and Taylor Bryan and Jessica and Justin Sumner. 

He is stationed at Camp Lejeune NC and was deployed to Iraq in early February. His family love and miss him very much and  are praying for his safe return.     

Thank You,  

Joy Bryan 

PV2  Kashari McIntyre is 19 years old. 
She is  from Camilla, Ga., and attended Mitchell-Baker High School. 

She joined the  military in June 2002.  Kashari was stationed in FT. Benning, and is now in Kuwait.

This is SPC John Daniel Dent. He was stationed in Germany before being deployed to Kuwait in March. 

His wife, his mother, three sons, a daughter, three brothers, six sisters, and eight nieces and nephews are all awaiting his safe return home.


Brandy King from Poplar Bluff, Missouri

sister of SPC John Daniel Dent

Brother& sister serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom are from Albany, Georgia.

  Sergeant Gary D. Hall, is an infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division.  Sister, Private First Class Marissa Y. Hall is with the 3rd Infantry Division.  The Halls are from a military family.  

Brothers, Staff Sergeant James L. Griffin, a US Marine, & Staff Sergeant Tyrone T. Griffin, US Army, are stationed in Okinawa, Japan.  

Their parents are 1SG(R) Dennis D. Hall and Ola Hall.  1SG(R) Hall is a Desert Storm Veteran.  

Submitted by:  Dennis & Ola Hall 
 Albany, Ga  

SGT  Cason T. Chambliss is with 22nd Signal (communications) from 82nd Ft. Bragg and attached to the 3RD Infantry (Ft. Stewart) outside Baghdad. His wife Sonya and his baby girl, Brayden, born the first day of the war, are doing well. Turner and Cole, their two sons also await the return of their Dad.

SGT  Cason T. Chambliss
514th  SIG  CO  LRE
22ND  SIG  Bde
UNIT  # 91301
APO  AE  09302-1301

We wanted to send this for your wall of photos, Casey is our cousin and we are praying for him and all our soldiers.

Lindsey Conley Turner and Lori Marie Turner

1st Lt. James Ethan Wolfe is 33 years old, and is  currently serving in "Operation Iraqi Freedom."

 Lt. Wolfe is a member of the JSTARS Unit from Warner Robins, Georgia.  He has a wife, Kathi, and a four year old son, Fletcher.  

The bear in the picture was sent to him by his son on Valentine Day.   Ethan was born and raised in Americus, Georgia.  He joined the Air Force in 1990.

Thank you,
Pat Smith, mother

This is a picture of our son, CPO Robert Wiley of Cuthbert, Ga., who is in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Chancellorsville, a guided missile cruiser out of Yokosuka, Japan.  

He is deployed at this time, and can not disclose the location of the ship  We assume that the ship is in the Persian Gulf area.  

Robert has been serving in the Navy for over 14 years.  He is married has two sons, Brandon and Shane and two brothers, Dean and Justin of Cuthbert, Ga.  

Parents are Ed and Evelyn Wiley of Cuthbert. We miss him and love him very much and pray for a safe return trip home. Thanks again for showing our son.

SFC Mark D. Hall is not from Georgia, but his roots are here.  

He has been at Ft. Gordon twice, attending  Basic and  Advanced Non-Commission-
ed Officers courses, where he received the Distinguished Graduate Award.  

He attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and joined the Army almost 16 years ago.  He is married and has 2 teen-age sons.  

He served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm 12 years ago and is now serving in Kuwait.  His family is in Arizona anxiously awaiting his return.  He is the son of Linda Tankersley of Tifton, Ga. and Mike Hall of Indianapolis, In.

Sgt. Bobby Joe Dorsey is a member of the 3rd brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division, and is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.
This is his second time serving in Kuwait. The family misses him wishes him well and hurry home. Also the Scooterville bunch
 misses him.
His parents are:
Lorene and Bill Walters
Joey and Lisa Dorsey

Brother-William Walters

Proud Grand Parents
Joe and Merleen Dorsey
Martha Morrell
Laverne Walters


SPC Nastassia Davis
To:  Newscenter 10:

SPC Nastassia Davis, from Albany, Ga. She graduated from Dougherty high school in 1999.  She is currently in the U.S. Army (3rd infantry division HHD, 87th CSB) from Fort Stewart, Ga.,  deployed in Kuwait. 

She is our daughter, 
and mother of two 
small kids, and she has a sister
in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.            
She has been serving in the U.S. Army since May, 2000.  We miss her very, very much and waiting to hear from you soon .

Your son, Da'jour & your daughter, Trinit'i  kisses your picture every day and constantly ask about you.                

 ******We love you****** 

 Your family,
 Arthur, Victoria, Jarquett, A'keem, Theopulis,  Keyonne, Jamario, Da'jour, Trinit'i

Mark A. Hill is stationed at Fort Benning, and is currently serving in Kuwait. 
He has been in the Army for 14 years and graduated from Worth County High School, in Sylvester Ga.  Mark has 4 brothers and sisters, 3 children and a wife, over 90 cousins, 25 aunts and uncles, 3 grandparents and his mother and father praying for his safe return.  

His grandparents and many of his aunts and uncles reside in Albany, Ga.  We Love you Mark!

Specialist Rachel Thomas, 26 years old. She is a member of the 377th Quartermaster Army Reserve Unit from Tifton, GA. 

Her three Children are: Dontrelvius, Cedric and Montazha. Rachel is an alumnus of  Monroe High and was attending Albany Technical College when she deployed. 

Rachel we love you, and our prayers are with you for a safe return. 

Love, your Family.

PFC Leroy Martin is with the 377th Quartermaster Corps from Tifton. He will be leaving Georgia for Iraq this month. 

He graduated high school in 2001, and enlisted in the U. S. Army in 2002. 

He is married to Kimyarda, and the couple has three children: Unique, Miracle, and Kayla.

Gunnery Sergeant Kenneth Lee Moore is a Telecommunications Operation Chief in the United States Marine Corps. 

He is a native of Sasser/Dawson, Georgia. His wife, family, and friends miss him very much and pray everyday for his safe return home. 

Felicia Moore (wife of Kenneth Moore)



TSGT. Joseph Young recently celebrated his 37th birthday. He and our daughter married just after Joe graduated from Lithonia High School in 1984. 
Debra and Joe were high school sweethearts. They were both in the marching band (she played clarinet and he was the lead trumpet). I don't think either of them ever went out with anyone else. 

After graduation, Joe enlisted in the Air Force. He knew what he wanted to be and immediately went after his future. Joe was a "lifer" from day one. His duties have taken him to Korea, England, and from Georgia to North Dakota and back. He is currently stationed at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia. 

He and his group were deployed to Iraq "to serve and protect" for however long it takes. He is the father of Joseph Christopher, 17, and Sarah Kathleen, 15. Both attend Cook County High School in Adel. 

Debra is a "paraprofessional" teacher at Cook Elementary School. I don't think that we could have gone out and found a better son-in-law. Joe is a good man. He's a hard worker and a God fearing family man. Judy and I are very proud of him. We all pray that all of our men in uniform will come home safely. 

Kelvin and Judy Lee 

Dear WALB,

   I'd like to commend you on supporting our troops, And to thank you for allowing the families and loved ones of the service people in this area the opportunity to do this. 

This picture is my son he's a fine young man that is doing his duty for our great country. We are so proud of him along with all the other service men and women serving.   

His Name is Al D. Gibbs he's with the 60th fighter Squadron United States Air Force his home is in Poulan, GA. He attended Worth County High School His family is anxiously waiting his return.  

God Bless America


  Ed and Brenda Gibbs 

Marine SSgt. Vincent L. Moore son of Javon & Edna Moore of Shellman, Ga.

Vincent joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1990 at Camp Lejeune. He served twice in the Gulf War. He is currently assigned to Camp Pendleton San Diego, California, 1st Head Quarter Co. TranSupport Battalion. 

SSgt. Moore is proudly serving has country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We all would like to say that we miss him very much and we are praying for a safe return.


Staff Sergeant Daniel Chastain is assigned to the 396th Transportation Company in Kuwait. His normal duty station is Fort Stewart. 

The 1993 Claxton High School graduate shipped off to boot camp the day after he received his diploma. 

Danny's wife's name is Jennifer, and he has family is Sycamore and Thomasville.

Monroe Ofton is a 22-year-old SPC from Blakely, Georgia. Monroe is a member of the 3rd Infantry Division, stationed in Fort Stewart. Monroe loves to keep his car clean, when hes not engaged in his duties for the Army. He has a large and loving family, and shares a birthdate with his grandmother Nelma. 

His mother, Mary Helen Reed, wants all other military families to know that they are not alone, and the she prays for all the service personnel, and asks everyone to remember them in prayer.

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