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Meehan nominates local students to U.S. service academies

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LOWELL — Congressman Marty Meehan announced that he has nominated 21 students from the 5th Congressional District for admission into one of the U.S. service academies. Meehan hosted a reception at the Nesmith House in Lowell to recognize these students and their families.

“It is an honor for me to nominate these young men and women for admission into one of this country’s prestigious military service academies,” said Meehan. “It is a great source of pride for me when so many qualified young men and women desire to serve their country in the Armed Forces.”

Meehan was joined by 1st Lieutenant Andrew Fleming of Chelmsford. Fleming was one of Meehan’s nominees to the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2004 and recently returned from his first tour of duty in Iraq. Fleming spoke to the nominees about life at the academy and as a commissioned officer in the U.S. military.

Meehan nominated 14 students to the U.S. Naval Academy, 12 students to the U.S. Military Academy, 11 students to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and 3 students to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Most applicants received multiple nominations.

The following local students were nominated by Meehan: Jeffrey Landers, Acton; Kristin Smith, Ayer; David Crocker, Boxborough; Drew Deuger, Groton; Mark Cavallo, Littleton; and Charles Paddock, Westford.

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