Salute: area soldiers get honored

Air Force Airman Prisilla J. Hughes

Air Force Airman Prisilla J. Hughes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. She earned distinction as an honor graduate.

Hughes is the daughter of Deborah Hughes of Victoria, and granddaughter of Geraldine Hagens of Talkenhorn, Converse. She is a 2010 graduate of Memorial High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Justin M. Sheffield, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Sheffield is a 2009 graduate of Memorial High School of Victoria. He is the son of Loree S. Hill of Humble, and James R. Sheffield, of Victoria.

Navy Seaman Recruit Jeremy M. Lecon, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

He is the son of Monica E. and Adam S. Lecon of Yoakum, and a 2010 graduate of Yoakum High School.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class D. V. Doan, alongside about 1,200 fellow sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque, based out of San Diego, recently reached the mid-way point of their deployment in support of anti-piracy in the Pacific region.

Doan is the son of Joan and Tran Doan of Palacios, and a 2006 graduate of Palacios High School. He joined the Navy in June 2006.

Army Pvt. Jeremy P. Serenil has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

He is the son of Eddie Serenil of Victoria, and a 2007 graduate of Memorial High School.