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In Uniform

In Uniform May 3, 2007
By Observer News Staff
May 3, 2007, 10:16

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Robert E. Pildis

Army Pvt. Robert E. Pildis has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Pildis is the son of Robert Pildis of Apollo Beach,., and brother of Dottie Cole of Clovis, N.M.

Preston M. Andrews

Preston M. Andrews has received an Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) college scholarship offer to attend a selected host college or university.
The cadet was selected to receive the scholarship certificate on the basis of comprehensive tests, high school scholastic achievement, and extra-curricular activities.  The majority of Air Force ROTC scholarships cover full college/university tuition, provide textbook allowance, and pay most laboratory or incidental fees.  In addition, at least a $250 tax-free monthly allowance is paid to recipients during the academic year.  The estimated value of the scholarship depends on the studentís choice of school and type of scholarship offered.

Upon graduation from college and completion of the ROTC program, the cadet will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.

He is the son of Dan and Charlotte Andrews, Theresa, N.Y., and grandson of Len and Lorraine Padavan of Mehoopany, Pa.

His grandparents are Don and Carol Andrews of Gibsonton.

Andrews is a 2007 graduate of Indian River Central High School, Philadelphia, N.Y.

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