Town of Pleasant Garden


Derek Bowman


On Sunday August 15, 2010, the family of PFC Derek Bowman celebrated his safe return home from Iraq. Pictured from left to right: Kelly Bowman, sister; Mayor Bill Greene; Patricia LaRue, grandmother; PFC Derek Bowman; Kristi Warf, mother. Not pictured:  David Warf, father; Dillon Warf, brother; Marshal Warf, brother.

PFC Derek Bowman, with a Military Transition Team out of Delta Troop, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, times an Iraqi Army Soldier during the weapons assembly portion of the IA Best Squad Competition, near Kirkuk, Iraq, April 28, 2010. The competition challenged the IA Soldiers to work together as a team using skills they learned from U.S. Soldiers.


Jackson Hunt


Lance Corporal Jackson Hunt was welcomed home from Afghanistan by family and friends on August 13, 2010.  Pictured from left to right:  Ross Jackson, father; Lance Corporal Jackson Hunt; Deborah Hunt, mother.

Matthew E. Hunt


Mr. and Mrs. L. Ross Hunt of Pleasant Garden NC, parents and Norma R. Edwards, grandmother of Beverly Ma. recently attended the graduation of their son, Pvt. Matthew E. Hunt from Marine boot camp at Parris Island, SC. on September 3, 2010.

Pvt. Hunt spent 13 weeks of intense recruit training at the Marine Depot on Parris Island. The culmination of recruit training is the Crucible, an intense field training exercise designed to build unit cohesion, reinforce core values, and complete the transformation from recruit to Marine. The Crucible is the defining moment of the recruit training experience. As a right of passage, the 45 Concepts and Issues Crucible is a 54-hour ordeal that tests the mettle of every recruit (and DI).