Local soldier discusses value of service as citizen-soldier
Monday, October 29, 2012
During his 19 years of military service, Sgt. 1st Class James Stuart of Westphalia has participated in two overseas deployments — experiences that have led to a greater appreciation for the state and country he calls home.
Raised in the Jefferson City area, Stuart’s military career did not immediately begin after he graduated from Helias High School in 1979.
“I decided to attend Lincoln University that fall and then transferred to Tarkio College the following year to play football,” he said. He graduated in 1985 with a business management degree, and spent the next couple of years working as a union laborer.
Returning to Jefferson City, Stuart was hired as ....
More like this story
- Guardsman gains financial stability for family through military service
- Local recruiter discovers opportunity serving with the National Guard
- Sharing a mutual respect
- California Native SSG Joe Hamilton Earns Bronze Star with Valor for Heroism While Serving in Afghanistan
- Eugene thanks vets with breakfast, assembly
Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.
Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting