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Eric Tracy

Age: 21

Rank: Private

Branch of service: Army

Hometown: Gustine

High school: Gustine High, Class of 2004

Specialty: Tank loader

Currently serving in: Baghdad, Iraq

Family: Father, Dereck Tracy of Newman; mother, Christine Barsanti of Gustine

Of note: This is Tracy's first year in the Army; he was deployed in March. His home base is Fort Benning, Ga.

The Bee invites local families to submit information and a photo of their relative serving in the Middle East. Send to:

Pat Machado

P.O. Box 5256

Modesto, CA 95352

or e-mail to: