Army National Guard Pfc. Joshua Elvin Poole, son of Ricky Poole of Largo, graduated from Advanced Individual Training in Fort Lee, Va., and completed boot camp in Fort Benning, Ga. He is a 2002 graduate of Largo High School and joined the reserves in July 2001.
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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John W. Williams, son of Gloria A. and Francis T. Williams of Clearwater, completed the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit course at Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa, N.Y. Williams is a 2000 graduate of Clearwater High School and joined the Navy in September 2000.
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Marine Corps Pfc. Joshua C. Collins, grandson of Mary A. Cummings of Clearwater, graduated from basic hygiene equipment operator course at Marine Corps Engineer School Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He received instruction in basic plumbing maintenance management military water supply, water purification, hygiene equipment and field sanitation. Collins is a 2000 graduate of Seminole High School and joined the Marine Corps in December 2001.
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