• Age: 26
• Rank: Corporal
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• Branch of service: Marine Corps
• Hometown: Oakdale
• High school: Oakdale High, Class of 2001
• Specialty: TOW missile operator
• Currently serving in: Afghanistan
• Family: Parents, Scott and Anna Mae Tilma of Oakdale
• Of note: Tilma's father served in the Navy from 1962-66 aboard the USS Kearsage. He accompanied his son on a Tiger Cruise aboard the USS Cleveland in April.
The Bee invites local families to submit information and a photo of their relative serving in the Middle East. Send to:
The Modesto Bee
P.O. Box 5256
Modesto, CA 95352
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