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Officials stress importance of yielding to emergency vehicles

...thing we have is people will abruptly stop in any lane they're in and right in front of us," said Augusta Fire Department Battalion Chief Ivan Bolgla. "That's why we try to stay as far behind a vehicle as we can. Our machines obviously have a lot more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-06/officials-stress-impor
Winter has worst week yet, brings need for spring

...McMillan, of Grovetown, offered another "coldest" winter experience."I was the enlisted adviser to an Eskimo Scout Battalion in Nome, Alaska ? 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle," he wrote. "During the winter months, which seemed to last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-02/winter-has-worst-week-yet-bri
Signal battalion relocation pulls 450 soldiers from Fort Gordon

...450 soldiers this summer when a signal battalion moves to Fort Stewart outside of Savannah...soldiers of the 63rd Expe ditionary Signal Battalion are moving in July, according to a news release. The battalion is part of the 35th Signal Brigade...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-30/signal-battalion-relocation-p
Bibb County firefighter killed, 5 others hurt in blaze

...burning home's basement went the floor collapsed, said Chris Floore, a spokesman for the Macon-Bibb County government.Battalion Chief Steven Stafford, 59, was flown to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta. Firefighters Adam Mitchie, 34; and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-12/bibb-county-firefighter-kille
Afghan war veteran receives second Purple Heart

...and you naturally feel good."For more than two years, McGrath has been a member of Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion as he receives treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and injuries to his left hand and arm. McGrath's family was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-12/afghan-veteran-receives-seco
Ex-Atlanta fire chief brings suit against city, mayor

...for it. In mid-January, Reed said an investigative report showed Cochran gave the book to a battalion chief while they were discussing the battalion chief's upcoming promotion.The mayor has also said Cochran was fired because he violated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-18/ex-atlanta-fire-chief-brings-
Fort Gordon soldiers to leave West Africa as Ebola mission ends

...moment on when they will return," she said.The Fort Gordon troops joined an additional 70 soldiers from the 50th Signal Battalion at Fort Bragg, N.C., when they deployed in early November for an estimated six to nine months. They went to locations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-11/fort-gordon-soldiers-leave-w
Curtis Wilkerson

...66, husband to Mary Newsom Wilkerson. Mr. Wilkerson served in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to 1970 in 1st Battalion/7th Marines Charlie Company as Sergeant E-5 and Weapons Specialist and served two tours in Vietnam. Mr. Wilkerson received...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173922602
Ranson Pelt Jr.

...1947, the only son of Ranson Jerome Pelt, Sr. and Irma Juanita Pelt. He served in the Marine Corps' 3rd Marines 5th Battalion during the Vietnam War earning a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174052588
878th Engineer Battalion returns to Augusta from Afghanistan

Hours before the 878th Engineer Battalion returned from deployment in Afghanistan...have him home."As part of the 878th Battalion, Michael Lorenz served as one of 170...said Lt. Col. Eduardo Granados, the battalion commander. "But most importantly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-24/878th-engineer-battalion-retu