Navy Seaman Apprentice Duncan MacFarlane has graduated from Operations Specialist School at the Fleet Combat Training Center Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, Va. His studies helped prepare him for duty in a shipboard combat information center or at a shore-based fleet training center. MacFarlane is a 2000 graduate of Baldwin High School. He is the son of Kay Bradt, Baldwin, and Allen MacFarlane, Lawrence.
A reunion is scheduled Oct. 23-26 in Hampton, Va., for the former crew members of the ships of the DeSoto/Suffolk County Class LSTs; USS DeSoto County, LST-1171; USS Suffolk County, LST-1173; USS Grant County, LST-1174; USS York County, LST-1175; USS Graham County, LST-1176; USS Lorain County, LST-1177; and USS Wood County, LST-1178. For more information, contact Charles C. Patton by mail at P.O. Box 1093, Perrysburg, OH 43552-1093, phone at (419) 661-8823 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information also can be found at www.dutchmansdock.com/aafa.html.