Private graduates from boot camp

Private Rene Gabriel Alvarado

Private Rene Gabriel Alvarado graduated from U.S. Army Infantry boot camp at Fort Benning, Ga., on May 24. He was in the 198th Infantry Brigade. Alvarado is stationed at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

Alvarado is a 2009 graduate of Memorial High School. He is the son of Janie Pena Alvarado and Stephen G. Alvarado, both of Victoria.

Navy Lt. J.G. James R. Eldridge was recently designated a Naval aviator while serving at Naval Air Station Kingsville. He was presented with the Wings of Gold, marking the culmination of months of flight training.

Eldridge is a 2004 graduate of Boling High School, in Boling, and joined the Navy in February 2011. He is the son of Leann and Gary Eldridge, of Wharton.