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Posted: February 27, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: February 27, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Daniel Vreeland II
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Daniel A. Vreeland II, son of Kimberly and Robert Herendeen of Canyon Country is currently serving in Afghanistan.

Vreeland II graduated boot camp at MCRD-San Diego.

He is a 2009 graduate of Golden Valley High School.

His parents wrote: “Daniel finished high school here in the Santa Clarita Valley after moving from Oklahoma. He eagerly enlisted in the USMC and is stationed in 29 Palms and is currently serving in Afghanistan. We are so proud of our son and look forward to his safe return home. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you son for your service.”

Raymond Heredia
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Raymond J. Heredia, son of Elvia M. Martinez of Newhall and Raymond Heredia, of Albuquerque, N. M., recently graduated the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group in Quantico, Va.

The Marine Security Guards provide security services to selected Department of the State Foreign Service posts to prevent the compromise of classified material and equipment and to provide protection for United States citizens and United States Government property.

Each student has been assigned to one of many various embassies and consulates across the globe in over 130 countries in 13 different time zones around the world.

Heredia is a 2005 graduate of Canyon High School in Canyon Country, and joined the Marine Corps in November 2007.

Richard P Gentile
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard P. Gentile, a 2003 graduate of Bowman High School in Santa Clarita, recently completed Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline.

During the course with Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N. Y, Gentile received instruction about nuclear theory, chemistry, physics, reactor operations, safety and security.

Upon completion of the course, Gentile qualified as a Naval nuclear operator.

Gentile joined the Navy in March 2008.


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