Military salute: Seaman graduates

Aug. 7, 2011 at 3:07 a.m.

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Cody M. De La Rosa recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J.

He is the son of Diana L. and Miguel W. De La Rosa, of Hallettsville. De La Rosa is a 2009 graduate of Hallettsville High School.

Army Reserve Spec. Brandon M. Brazzeal participated in the 2011 Army Reserve Medical Command's Best Warrior Competition at Camp Blanding, Fla. He was one of 13 reservists who competed against the best reserve soldiers from around the country to be named Best Warrior and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year.

Brazzeal is a health-care specialist regularly assigned to the 7306th Medical Exercise Support Battalion at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. He has served in the military for more than two years.

Brazzeal is the son of Jaye L. Berger and the stepson of Darren Berger, of Victoria. He graduated in 2008 from Memorial High School in Victoria.

Marine Corps Ryan R. Ramirez recently completed the Basic Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician course.

He is the son of Isabel F. Ramirez, of Tivoli. Ramirez is a 2009 graduate of Austwell Tivoli High School of Tivoli and joined the Marine Corps in July 2010.

Army Pvt. Roberto C. Martinez has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

He is the son of Georgia Martinez, of Victoria. Martinez graduated in 2010 from St. Joseph High School in Victoria.



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