In Service


Age: 23

Rank: Petty officer 2nd class

Branch of service: Navy

Hometown: Modesto

High school: Modesto High, Class of 2002

Specialty: Aviation electronics technician

Currently serving in: Persian Gulf aboard USS Nimitz

Family: Parents, Rick and Lynn Smart of Modesto

Of note: This is Smart's second tour in the gulf on board the Nimitz. In June, he completed his certification as an in-flight technician for the Hawkeye E-2C airborne early warning aircraft.

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: pmachado@modbee.com