IN THE SERVICE – Horner, Schmidt |

IN THE SERVICE – Horner, Schmidt

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Horner enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 2002 after graduating from Bear River High School.

He received his basic training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Chicago, Ill. After graduating from boot camp, he began medical training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes. After completing his training, he was stationed at the Marine Corps’ Base Camp Pendelton, where he furthered medical training as a hospitalman apprentice.

In May 2003, he was deployed to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, for a six-month tour of duty and then returned to Camp Pendelton, where he was promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class. He is the son of Mark and Debra Horner of Grass Valley.


Steven Schmidt completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a second lieutenant Dec. 4 at Fort Benning, Ga.

He entered the service June 19, 2003, after teaching and coaching in Southern California.

His Basic Combat Training was at Fort Jackson, S.C., where he was honored as soldier-leader of his training cycle.

In January he will start 19 weeks of training in the Officers Basic Course at the Army’s Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, Okla. His first duty assignment will be with the 10th Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Ga.

He is the son of Milt and Mary Schmidt of Grass Valley.

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