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Joseph J. Isaac

Age: 21

Rank: Lance corporal

Branch of service: Marines

Hometown: Modesto

High school: Beyer High, Class of 2004

Specialty: Machine gunner

Currently serving in: Ramadi, Iraq

Family: Parents, Roger Isaac of Turlock and Carmella and Mike Smyth of Modesto

Of note: This is Isaac's second deployment overseas. His first was to the Philippines, Korea and Thailand. He is stationed at Camp Pendleton.

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: