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Lt. Col. Dolan honored at retirement ceremony

Army Lt. Col. Michael G. Dolan was honored at a U.S. Army Center retirement ceremony, held at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina June 9, hosted by Army Col. Eric Flesch.

Dolan, husband of the former Jennifer Kellett, from Easley, South Carolina, was born and raised in Eastpoint, son of Aglaia Dolan, of Eastpoint, and the late Hal Dolan.

He is the brother of Shawn Dolan, and wife Kathryn, of Austin, Texas; and grandson of the late Jim and Zelda Mae Mosconis, of Apalachicola, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dolan, of Havana.

Dolan graduated with a bachelor of science in construction engineering from the University of West Florida and was commissioned into the Army as a field artillery second lieutenant in 2001. He attended Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He later earned a masters of science in management from Troy University.

Dolan’s duty assignments included officer roles with the 319th Field Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with deployment support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

He served as a battalion officer, battery commander and brigade assistant with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Fort Wainwright, Alaska; as a recruiting officer with Scranton Army ROTC; as a field artillery commandant’s executive officer, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; as joint air ground integration cell chief, Resolute Support Headquarters, Kabul, Afghanistan; and future operations planner, at U.S. Army Central, at Shaw AFB.

Dolan’s many military awards and decorations include Bronze Star (3rd oak leaf cluster); Purple Heart; Army medals for meritorious service, commendation, and achievement; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (4 Bronze Service Stars); Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Service Stars); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; NATO Medal; and Combat Action and Parachutists badges.

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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