Hometown heroes

The following are the names of members of the Armed Services who are from Craig serving overseas:


John Staggs
U.S. Navy
Rank: E-3
John Staggs
PFC 76 Box 4478
APO AP 96319
Deployed to Japan last May
Son of Ivy Davis

Cynthia Vallem
U.S. Army National Guard
Cynthia Vallem is a 1998 MCHS graduate and a member of the Montrose, Colorado unit, which is a medic unit. She was deployed Jan 22, 2003. She spent three days in Montrose where her unit packed their gear. She has been at Ft. McCoy in Wisconsin since Jan. As they await their orders, they practice medical techniques and combat conditions.

Levi Durham
U.S. Marine Corps
Rank: E-3 Lance Corporal
Tank Mechanic
LCPL Durham Levi C
H & S Co 1st Bn. Maint. RCT7
UIC 39837
FPO AP 96426-9837
Son of Curtis and Leslee Durham and son-in-law of Mike and Chryll Carson. Durham is a 2001 MCHS graduate. He is now stationed at Twenty Nine Palms, Calif., and was deployed Jan. 24 to Kuwait at Camp Ripper. Durham and his wife, Jill, are expecting their first child in July.

Talon Jayne
U.S. Army
Rank: Private First Class
Network switching systems operator
Address: PFC Jayne Talon
86th SIG BN
Unit 91317
22nd SIG BDE
APO AE 0939-1317
email: talon.jayne@us.army.mil
Son of Tim and Tarryn Jayne and son-in-law of Brian and Chris Coulter. Jayne is a 2001 MCHS graduate and he and his wife, Katie Coulter Jayne, are stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. He was deployed to Kuwait Feb. 16.
After his time served, Jayne hopes to pursue a career that will utilize his computer and creative skills.

David Wade
U.S. Marines
Rank: Corporal
Satellite communications
email address:
Camp Commando near Kuwait City
Son of Bob and Edie Eggers (1997 MCHS graduate)

Jonathan Whitaker
U.S. Army
Rank: Sergeant
Mechanic, Bradley Armored Fighting vehicle
Whitaker will have an address upon deployment.
He and his brigade have received their 30-day notice that they will be deployed to Kuwait.
Son of Roger and Tammi Whitaker. (1998 MCHS graduate)

Matthew A. Frederickson (Chase)
U.S. Navy -- Division VI/Air Dept.
Rank: E2
Aviation handler -- flight deck operator
AA Frederickson, Matthew A.
Div VI/Air Dept.
USS Nemitz, (CVN 68)
FPO/AP 96620-2820
Deployed March 5 to the Persian Gulf
Son of Billy and Cheryl Chase of Craig

William M. Schaefer
U.S. Navy
Rank: Navy Lieutenant
Surface operations
Lt. William Schaefer
USS Kitty Hawk
FPO AP 96634-2770
Son of William and Joan Kleckler

Sean Keller
U.S. Marines -- Golf Company
Rank: Lance Corporal
Golf Co 2/5 Weapons Platoon
UIC 39746
FPO-AP 96426-9746

Tyler McWilliams
U.S. Army Reserves
Rank: E-4
ACO 244th ECB
ATTN: SPC Tyler McWilliams
6151 Specker Ave
BLDG 1550
Fort Carson, Co 80913
McWilliams is an E4 in the 244th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy). He has gotton his private pilot's license and plans on going back to college in Rangely when he returns.

Tyrel Miles
U.S. Army -- 4th Infantry Division; Rank: E4 Specialist; Stationed: Ft. Hood, Texas

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