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Army returns four to Southern Crescent

Army Sgt. Dwayne C. Minor and privates first class Travon M. Willis, Asad Rollin and Marquis J. Jordan have returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.

All four were assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Minor is a motor transport operator and has served in the military for 13 years. He is the son of Albert and Geraldine Minor of Marilyn Court, Stockbridge. His wife, Emily, is the daughter of Jerri and Karen Nokes, both of Lancing, Tenn.

Willis also is a motor transportation operator and has served in the military for one year. He is the son of Yolanda Lane and stepson of Terric Lane, both of Creekview Drive, Rex. He is a 2010 graduate of Morrow High School.

Rollin is a petroleum supply specialist, has served in the military for two years and is the son of Cynthia Freeman of Tuskegee Street, Atlanta. He is a 2009 graduate of Riverdale High School.

Jordan is an ammunition team chief, has served in the military for two years and is the son of Charlie and Brenda Jordan of Holiday Boulevard, Forest Park. He is a 2010 graduate of Forest Park High School.