Army Pfc. Nicholas R. Glidden; Army Spec. Joshua M. Gomez and Army Spec. Ericka S. Nadeau have recently returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year.

Glidden, an infantryman, is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. He is the son of Lisa Ziadeh, Shapleigh, and Gary Glidden of Farmington, N.H. Glidden graduated from Noble High School, North Berwick, in 2004.

Gomez, an indirect fire infantryman, is normally assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. He is the son of Denise Matson, Topsham, and grandson of Mary Matson, Brunswick. Gomez is a 2006 graduate of Brunswick High School.

Nadeau, an administrative clerk, is normally assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion. She is the daughter of Gregory Nadeau, Falmouth, and is a 2007 graduate of Franklin Alternative High School, Auburn. While in Afghanistan, she was decorated with the Army Commendation Medal, and promoted to specialist.

 

Army Pfc. Johnathan E. McGraw has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Dixie McGraw of Portland, and grandson of Hilda McGraw of Gray. McGraw is a 2008 graduate of Portland High School.