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Soldier Stories: Pvt. John E. Augustine

Station: Private First Class with the 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry. His story: "As a child my family moved around a lot...

...One-Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the first 14 weeks of basic infantry training, the private first class received training in drill and ceremony, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military customs and courtesies...
Erisman, Samaniego-Howard wed the son of Donna and Joe Samaniego and James Howard. He also attended Juneau-Douglas High School, and is a Private First Class in the U.S. Army. The couple plan to make their home in Vicenza, Italy, where Samaniego-Howard is currently...
Pitt, Kiefer wed

...groom is the son of Stephanie and Brad Kiefer of Juneau. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and is a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps, stationed in Pendleton, Calif.The couple met in seventh grade at Floyd Dryden...
This Day in History unarmed black man, a killing that sparked the city's worst racial unrest in three decades. In 2005, Army Private First Class Lynndie England was convicted by a military jury in Fort Hood, Texas, on six of seven counts stemming from the...

...Warrensburg, where she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. On Jan. 7, 1950, she married Marine Corps Private First Class Edmund Platnico, and the couple was stationed first in San Francisco, then at El Toro Marine Base, then Camp...
Carothers: Finding a place for veterans

...against what he called one of the toughest times in his career: adjusting to being a commander. "I had been a private first class forever, a corporal for a year, and then a sergeant forever," he said. "It was a big change, and for a few...
Normandy survivors honored

...military) academies," said Hastie, pulling rousing laughter from the crowd. Hastie arrived in Normandy as a private, first class, several weeks after D-Day. "The German air force was still active, bombed us," said Hastie, who has grenade...
Northwest Digest

...Thursday for his actions in Iraq. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace, will present the award to Private First Class Steven C. Sanford, Army officials said Tuesday. Sanford distinguished himself in November 2005 during an assault...
Clyde Waldrip

...1924, in Hagermen, N.M., he moved to Eugene, Ore., at the age of 8. He entered the U.S. Army as a private first class in 1943. He fought in the World War II European Theater and served his country by marching across Europe, sleeping...


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