Up & Coming Weekly

June 29, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JUNE 30 - JULY 6, 2021 UCW 9 A Fort Bragg paratrooper assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade died during an accident while en route to a training range on ursday, June 17. Corporal Mojave Littlejohn, 21, a native of Ros- eville, Michigan, was a horizontal construction engineer, in 161st Engineer Support Company (Airborne), 27th Engineer Battalion (Airborne), 20th Eng. Bde. Littlejohn was involved in a collision while operating a military truck, resulting in his death. "Cpl. Littlejohn was an exceptional Soldier, friend and paratrooper," said Lt. Col. Shawn Polonkey, commander, 27th Eng. Bn. "He had a larger than life personality, a razor-sharp wit, and an ever-present sense of optimism. He was incredibly proud to be a paratrooper, and unmistakably loved his family, his nation, and those with whom he served." Littlejohn, a competitive weightlifter and fitness enthusiast, enlisted in the U.S. Army in March 2019. He was assigned to the 27th Eng. Bn. in September 2019 after completing Basic and Advanced Indi- vidual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and graduating from the U.S. Army Airborne School. He conducted airborne operations at Sicily and Luzon drop zones and served hundreds of hours be- hind the controls of bulldozers, excavators, graders and other heavy engineer equipment. "Cpl. Littlejohn was an integral part of the many important missions undertaken by the company, performing commendably," Polonkey said. "We will keep this Rock paratrooper, his family, and his friends in our thoughts and prayers." e incident is under investigation. Jack Britt athletes set record e Jack Britt Outdoor Track and Field team placed two athletes in the 2021 North Carolina High School Athletic Association's 4A Mideast Regional Championship Meet. Brian Marquis Jr. finished second in the 800-meter run at the regional champi- onship, taking home the silver medal for Jack Britt. James Stover finished 3rd, taking home the bronze medal. eir finishes qualified them both for the State Championship. is was the first time Jack Britt has ever had two men's runners qualify for the Mideast Regional Championship in the same season in the 800-meter run. Both athletes were teammates in the 4 x 400-meter race which placed 4th overall, finishing two-tenths of a second behind the bronze medal team and also qualifying for the State Cham- pionship meet. COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for local high schools e Cumberland County School District is part- nering with Cape Fear Valley Health System to offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics at local high schools. Individuals ages 12 and older can get vaccinated with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine while supplies last. "We are excited to offer the opportunity for eligible students and their families to take their shot," said Shirley Bolden, CCS Director of Health Services. "We encourage families to attend together, as getting vaccinated will help protect everyone from COVID-19." Appointments are not necessary for these walk-in clinics. e first clinics will be held July 14, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (first dose) and Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (second dose) at Jack Britt High School, 7403 Rockfish Road; 71st High School, 6764 Raeford Road; South View High School, 4184 Elk Road in Hope Mills, Gray's Creek High School, 5301 Celebration Drive; and Douglas Byrd High School, 1624 Ireland Drive. A second series of clinics will be held July 15, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (first dose) and Aug. 5, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (second dose) at Terry San- ford High School, 2301 Fort Bragg Road; E.E. Smith High School, 1800 Seabrook Road; Pine Forest High School, 525 Andrews Road; Cape Fear High School, 4762 Clinton Road; and Westover High School, 277 Bonanza Drive. Fort Bragg soldier killed in accident by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS DIGEST JEFF THOMPSON, Reporter. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Cpl. Mojave Littlejohn Brian Marquis Jr. (left) and James Stover (right) 2021 www.upandcomingweekly.com Special Thanks to: Utley & Knowles CPAs

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