Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Keeping in touch with Tristate military

Micah J. Innis, 21, is a 2000 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He is the son of Terri and Steve Innis.

His mother writes:

I have a son who is a third-class Petty officer in the Navy. He is in the Persian Gulf on the USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship.

He is in damage control, a firefighter on the carrier. He trains everyone who is on board (Marines & Navy Seal team) on how to use the fire safety and rescue equipment.

The Enquirer wants to share the stories of the hundreds of Tristate men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces and their families. If you are willing to share your story, contact reporter Howard Wilkinson, e-mail: hwilkinson@enquirer.com; telephone: (513) 768-8388; mail: Howard Wilkinson, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
He has a sister who is 19, Jessica, who misses him very much.

He was a very successful young man to begin with. He worked two jobs while already being accepted at several universities, before he signed up to go into the Navy. He just simply decided on his own that this was something he needed. Micah graduated from Great Lakes at the top of the class of 654 other recruits. He was awarded the Navy Seal award. Now, he is taking classes toward an engineering degree.

(In a recent e-mail) we heard from him.... He was very tired, but remained strong in his duty to his country. He said, "Mom we will be fine, we just need to get it over with."

He, along with many young men and women, are patiently waiting for their President to give the orders.

May God bless them!

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