Military notes

Chris Eden
Chris Eden


■ Staff Sgt. Chris Eden received the Purple Heart Nov. 6, from Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Eden is recovering from injuries suffered Oct. 30, when his Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan while on a convoy escort.

This was Eden's second deployment in support of the global war on terror, with one tour served in Iraq. When he's not wearing the Army uniform, he serves as a police officer for the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Division of Police.

Eden is assigned to the Richmond-based 2123rd Transportation Co., which deployed to Afghanistan in February.

He is from Lexington, where he lives with his wife, Dana. He is the son of Judy and Raymond Eden.


Jeffrey S. Duguay graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one.

Duguay, a field artillery targeting officer, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, Lexington. He has served in the military for 18 years.

He is the son of Joseph and Patricia Duguay of Elizabeth City, N.C., and the father of David Duguay Baker of Lexington.

His son, Christian T. Duguay, lives in Lawrenceburg.

■ Navy S.A. Andrew J. Collins graduated from Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Ill. He will continue training at Great Lakes in the pre-BUD program. Collinsattended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and is the grandson of John and Laura Collins of Lancaster.