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heliThe City of Batesville would like to recognize our citizens and soldiers that are currently serving our country both at home and abroad. If you have a loved one you would like to have recognized, please send information and a picture if available to

soldier11st Lt. Chris Carpenter

Platoon Leader – Charley Battery
1-7 Field Artillery located in FOB Summerall
Bayji, Iraq
Chris is the son of Mr. & Mrs. R.L. Carpenter of Batesville

soldier2Spc. Rodney Lee Faddis
Spc. Rodney Lee Faddis is currently serving in the Arkansas National Guard Co. B 153rd Infantry 39th Bridage in the Operation Iraqi Freedom II with the 1st Calvery, U.S. Army.
Rodney is the son of Jo Midkiff of Cushman,

Arkansas and Orville Faddis of Batesville, Arkansas. He is the father of Autumn Faddis and Kera Beth Faddis of Oil Trough, Arkansas.Rodney has been a member of the National Guard since March 1991. He has also been deployed to Egypt and Kuwait.

soldier3Spc. Christopher Lee Burns
Spc. Christopher Lee Burns is with the 39th Batallion Stationed in Iraq. Chris is 23 years old.
Chris is the son of Rhonda Moore of
Pleasant Grove, Arkansas and John and Gloria Balboni. Grandparents are Marie and the late Arnold Stroud and Bob Burns. Two sisters, Deona Younger and Holly Chitwood. 3 Nieces, Destinee – 8, Autumne – 4 and Olivia 10 months. One nephew, Taylor James 6.

soldier5Jeffrey Williams
39th BCT, National Guard Newport – Delta Co.
Jeffery is the 18 year-old son of Kim Purnell Williams of Searcy and Jeff Williams of Newport and the brother to Jessie Williams of Searcy. Jeffery’s grandparents are Bob and Judy Purnell of Batesville.


SPC Benjiman Keener of Batesville is currently stationed in Baghdad, Iraq. He is a member of Bravo Company 3/153, 39th BCT. He is the husband of Amy Keener and the father of Blake and Clara Keener.

barnesSgt Donovan Barnes

Sgt Donovan Barnes of Batesville is currently stationed in Baghdad, Iraq He is a member of the 392nd Chemical Co. Donovan is the son of Michael and Peggy Barnes of Batesville Donovan has one sister Nikki Barnes and one brother Miki Barnes both of Batesville.

BRYANT3Lance Corporal David Anderson
Lance Corporal David Anderson Rowe, U.S. Marine Corps, MCIA Quantico, VA. David is the son of Tommy and Regina Bryant.

waugh3Lance Corporal Aaron C. Waugh is in the United States Marine Crop Reserves stationed out of Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. Aaron in 20 years old, and a 2005 graduate of Batesville High School. He was attending the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville when he was ordered to serve his country in Iraq. Aaron is the son of Lisa and Andrew Pinkston and Gene and Wendy Waugh. His siblings are Brent Waugh, Cadie and Andie Pinkston, and Zach and Carmen Waugh. His grandparents are Ron and Faye Whitaker and Jerry and Paulette Waugh. Letters of encouragement would be greatly appreciated by anyone. All correspondence can be mailed to: Lcpl Waugh, Aaron C., 3/23 I Co 1st Plt 3rd Squad, Unit 73143, FPO AE 09509-3143