We have 3 of our 4 children who are/have been recently active duty. Parents names, stepfather, Vic and mom, Linda Anstett, and father Bill LaPorte. I will write a short paragraph about each of the children.
John Michael LaPorte, (my son) First enlisted in 2002, completed his basics at Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri. Spent 1 yr in Kabal, Afganistan, and 1 yr. in Balad, Iraq. He was part of the 400th QMCO attached to the 110th MNT DIV from Maysville, KY. He is currently an E4 88 Mike, Wheeled Vehicle Operator, in the National Guard Reserves, 1115 Transportation Co. Raton, New Mexico.
Melissa Ann (Lewis) LaPorte, John Michaels wife, (my daughter-in-law), first enlisted in 2005 and completed her basics in Ft. Jackson, S. C. and then sent to Ft. Lee, Virginia for Advanced Individual Training as a 92 Alfa Automated Logistics Specialist. She was then deployed to Balad, Iraq until she returned home in 2006,to reserve status until 2008. At that time, Melissa became a recruiter for the Army in Raton, New Mexico, her current assignment duty. Melissa is currently E4 SPC, looking forward to a promotion in November to E5 SGT.
Melissa Ann LaPorte Beaton, (my daughter), enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, 2006, basic training @ Cape May, New Jersey. currently stationed in Baltimore Maryland. She is and E-3 Seaman @ ANT Baltimore, (Aids to Navigation). Melissa will complete her enlistment in January of 2010.
Justin Robert LaPorte, (my son), enlisted in the National Guard, KY, as a mechanic. In 2006 he went active duty with the Army as a E4 SPC 88 Mike in the 101st Airborn Division Screeming Eagles. from Ft. Campbell, KY. He is currently stationed in Bagrham, Afganistan for the last year and should be returning home in December. 2009.