Altheimer native rises in the Army


FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Altheimer native Master Sgt. Marvin Cole, center, receives his new rank from his wife, Sgt. 1st Class Charmaine Cole, left, and 1st Sgt. (retired) Kenny Newborn, right, during a promotion ceremony Thursday, Sept. 5, at the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Headquarters. Marvin joined the Army shortly after graduating from Altheimer High School in 1996. Gloria and Ophelia Cole, Marvin’s mother and grandmother who both live in Altheimer, have supported Marvin throughout his career. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. April Campbell, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs)