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Scott D. Kitchen, son of Charles and Pat Kitchen of Fort Myers, has been promoted to specialist.  He is an Army infantryman with the 508th Infantry Regiment and is a 1987 graduate of Cypress Lake Hugh School, Fort Myers.

[News-Press, Fort Myers, FL, Fri, Mar 3, 1989, Main Edition, Page 24]

FT. KOBBE, C.Z., - U.S. Army Specialist Fourth Class David Glenn Collins, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Collins, Collins, 206 Greenbrier Road, was recently assigned to the Panama Canal Zone. Serving as an automatic rifleman in Company C, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry, Ft. Kobbe, Canal Zone, Specialist Four Collins arrived here after a tour with the 3d Brigade, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry, 82d Airborne, Republic of Vietnam. The basic mission of the U.S. Army in the Canal Zone for more than 50 years has been the defense of the Panama Canal, the western hemisphere's most strategically important waterway. waterway. A 1968 graduate of Muncie Central" High School, Collins worked for Marsh Supermarket, West Jackson, prior to entering the Army.

[Muncie Evening Press, Muncie, IN, 6 Apr 1970, Thu, Page 16]

   Army Sp. 5 Edgar J. Rhodes Jr., whose wife, Joyce, lives in Evansville, Ind., qualified as expert in firing the high - powered M-14 rifle at Fort Amador, Canal Zone. The expert rating is the highest mark a soldier can achieve in his rifle qualification qualification test. Specialist Rhodes, a senior radar operator with Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion Battalion of the 508th Infantry at Fort Kobbe, Canal Zone, entered the Army in May 1959 was last stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. Rhodes, 23, is a1958 graduate of Williams High School. His parents live at 115 Highland Ave.

[source: The Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC, Wed, Apr 7, 1965, Page 32]



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