Neighbors in Uniform: Sept. 28

September 27, 2013 


Army Cadet Ariel Vasquez has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

Vasquez will be attending Georgia Military College, Millidgeville, Ga.

He is the son of Aureliano Herrera and Sara Vasquez of Palmetto.

Vasquez graduated in 2013 from Palmetto High School.


Air Force 2nd Lt. Jennifer R. Mercer has graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. The graduate received a medical degree and was commissioned to the rank of captain, with a minimum seven-year active duty service commitment.

The second lieutenant has served in the military for four years.

She is the daughter of Heidi and Chuck Mercer of Campamento Ave, Miami, and granddaughter of Donna Elstun and Philip Jewel of Bradenton.

Mercer graduated in 2004 from Miami Palmetto High School, and received a bachelor of science in 2008 from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

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