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Military News (January 20, 2010)

Army National Guard Pvt. David R. Crowe has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

The course is designed to train service members to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain, and distribute ammunition to using units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications.

Crowe is the son of Wanda Westall, and Joe Westall, both of West Fargo. His wife, Nancy, is the daughter of Blia Moua and Yer Thor of Marshall, Minn.

The private is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson High School, Alexandria, Minn.