Military Salute
by MDJ staff
June 21, 2014 04:00 AM | 1563 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Sanders, Walters and Tillman

Cadets Preston Harris Sanders of Kennesaw, Steven Lynn Walters of Marietta and Benjamin Wolfe Tillman of Smyrna all graduated as members of the Class of 2014 at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston, S.C.

The SC Corps of Cadets celebrated the graduation of 493 seniors from 36 states on May 10. Of those cadets, 158 were commissioned as officers. Veteran students were also among the graduates. Top areas of study for the class included business administration, engineering, political science and criminal justice.

 Shayne A. Mabry, a 2011 graduate of Lassiter High School in Marietta, is an Army ROTC cadet involved in Cadet Language and Cultural Immersion Training – the first training deployment as a cadet.

After a week-long training session at Fort Knox, Ky., cadets are deployed to partner nations where they are immersed in the local cultures and languages. The cadets spend three weeks involved in assisting with current Army missions that range from helping build community projects to teaching English to local children. They are not only getting a total immersion in another culture, but are also building positive relationships and helping the people of partner nations.

Mabry is currently a student at Pepperdine University in Malibu.


Air Force Airman Christopher J. Meuse, son of Stefanie K. Meuse of Marietta, Warren Cox of McDonough, Phyliss Brudnowski of McDonough and Louis J. Meuse of Barnesville, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2013 graduate of Lamar County Comprehensive High School in Barnesville.

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