Rangely Guardsmen return home

RANGELY I In July, Utah National Guardsman and Rangely High School graduate Greg Skelton left with brother Brian and childhood friend Zachary Green for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan with the 624th Engineer Co., 1457th Engineer Battalion.

Glasscock receives medal

Brice Glasscock (above), a Staff Sergeant for the National Guard and member of the 928th Area Support Medical Battalion (ASMC) received the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal of Honor last week. Glasscock first enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1988, has been deployed three times and just reenlisted for six more years.

MEEKER I Brice Glasscock, an IT technician for Rio Blanco County and a Staff Sergeant in the 928th Area Support Medical Battalion (ASMC) National Guard Unit based in Montrose, Colo., was surprised when his commander, Major Ed McLean, presented him with the Meritorious Service Medal last weekend when he reported for training.

For the sake of the call

Rangely High School graduates Brian, Greg and Mark Skelton and their friend and classmate Zach Green are all members of a National Guard unit based in Vernal, Utah. The four, pictured here in Central America during annual training last summer, will be deployed to Afghanistan this summer for a nine to 13 month tour.

RANGELY I “Always there, always ready” is the motto of the National Guard. Its members, exemplary men and woman devoted to serving and protecting our country, back their words with their actions.