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October 17, 2013

HOMETOWN HEROES

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Doherty is a 2013 graduate of Londonderry High School.

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Navy Seaman Eric Paradise, son of Janice and William Paradise of Derry, along with other Sailors assigned aboard the nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) after the ship completed a routine transit through the Suez Canal.

Truman is on a scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.

Truman deployed July 22 from Norfolk, Va. Paradise is a 2008 graduate of Pinkerton Academy and joined the Navy in February 2013.

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Army National Guard Pvt. Alyssa O’Donnell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

O’Donnell is a 2011 graduate of Pinkerton Academy. She is the daughter of Julie O’Donnell of Derry and John O’Donnell of Salem.

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