Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Kristen Mary Silvers, daughter of Patricia A. Fasulo of Holbrook, N.Y., and William A. Silvers of Clearwater, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.
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Marine Corps Pfc. David W. Slaughter, son of Nancy R. Thomas of Largo and Thomas L. Slaughter of Indian Rocks Beach, reported for duty with Marine Wing Control Squadron 28, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point, N.C. Slaughter is a 2002 graduate of Seminole High School and joined the Marine Corps in March 2003.
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Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice James J. Rogers III, son of Aleene Rispoli of Coral Springs and James J. Rogers Jr. of Clearwater, graduated with honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J. Rogers is a 2000 graduate of Clearwater High School.
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Marine Corps Pfc. Nathan J. Gerlach, son of Pamela J. and Barry J. Gerlach of Clearwater, completed the Towed Artillery Course with Marine Corps Detachment, U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. Gerlach is a 1999 graduate of Countryside High School, Clearwater, and joined the Marine Corps in February 2003.
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Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Luis O. Jones, son of Susan C. and David J. Jones of Clearwater, completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Jones is a 1994 graduate of Avery County High School of Newland, N.C. He is a 2002 graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College, with an associate of arts degree.
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