Paul A. Raggio, a former Glendale resident and son of Lynne and Carl
Raggio of Glendale, was promoted to full colonel andreceived his orders
to take Command at Fort Bragg in July.
He is now commander of the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne.)
This is the only Military Police Brigade in the Army made up of
paratroopers. He is also the Corps Provost Marshal. He advises the XVIII
Airborne Corps, which includes Fort Bragg, Fort Polk, Fort Drum, Fort
Stewart and Fort Campbell. He is also the director of the Public Safety
Col. Raggio attended Eugene Field Elementary School, Toll Junior High
and Hoover High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from the
University of Santa Clara.
Phillip Schmidt, the son of Tom and Lynda Schmidt of San Fernando,
achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
For his Eagle project, Schmidt cleaned up and landscaped the entry of
the Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar. The cemetery is a state historical
landmark. He also installed a new walkway.
Schmidt has reached the rank of Brotherhood in the Order of the Arrow.
He graduated from Verdugo Hills High School in 1999 where he lettered
in football for three years. He was also a part of the Humanities
Thomas Poole, the son of Cal and Naomi Poole of Tujunga, received the
rank of Eagle Scout as more than 80 friends, troop members and Scout
officials attended a Court of Honor.
For his Eagle project, Poole organized, managed and participated in
the clearing of almost three-quarters of an acre of overgrown underbrush
near Mount Mooney in the Angeles National Forest. Tom, 14 other Scouts
and 10 adults contributed a total of 590 hours to the project.
During his time as a Scout, Poole has earned a total of 23 merit
badges and has served in several leadership positions. These include
patrol leader, quartermaster, instructor, senior patrol leader and troop
guide. He has also reached the rank of Brotherhood in the Order of the
He is a graduate of Sunland’s Advanced Education Academy and is
working and apprenticing as an electrician.
Joan L. Klengler of Burbank, recently earned an award for logging 750
hours in the American Quarter Horse Assn. Horseback Riding Program.
The first award, a program recognition patch, is given after 50 hours
on horseback have been logged and verified. Patches and nine subsequent
awards are presented at the 100 through 5000 hour levels.
The American Quarter Horse Assn. actively encourages horseback riding
as a recreational activity that can be enjoyed alone or shared with
Ali Zreik of Glendale has completed a specialized educational program
in professional divorce planning and is now a certified divorce planner.
Zreik is trained to provide financial information and assistance to
people in the process of getting a divorce.