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    Twins continue Family Tradition of Service by joining America’s Navy

    Twins continue Family Tradition of Service by joining America’s Navy

    Photo By Burrell Parmer | JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – (Jan. 29, 2019) future Sailor Halle Von...... read more read more



    Story by Burrell Parmer 

    Navy Recruiting Command

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – Continuing a family tradition of military service, fraternal twin sisters, Hanna and Halle Von Plueren of San Antonio, are joining the world’s greatest Navy.

    Hanna, who entered the Navy’s Delayed Entry Program in 2018, was present to witness her sister take the oath of enlistment at the San Antonio Military Entrance Processing Station, Jan. 29.

    According to Hanna, who is a 2018 graduate of Penn Foster High School in Scranton, Penn., it’s a family tradition to serve.

    “My father served in the Marine Corps along with my older brother and uncle who are both Marines,” said Hanna, who will serve in the Master-at-Arms career field.  “I have another brother and sister who served in the Navy, and my grandfather was a Korean and Vietnam War veteran who served in the Army.”

    Hanna said that she wanted to fight for freedom, travel the oceans, and is happy for her sister.

    “I am really excited that my sister decided to join,” said Hanna.  “She wanted to have better opportunities and continue in our family line of veterans.”

    Engineman 2nd Class Francisco Sierra of Houston, assigned to Navy Recruiting Station (NRS) North East, Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, recruited both siblings.

    It’s great to see family members take the journey together,” said Sierra, a 2008 graduate of Cypress Springs High School. “This will be my first set of twins who I have had the pleasure of recruiting.”

    For Halle, a 2017 graduate of the Adult Learning Center in San Antonio, it about family and becoming a better person.

    “I wanted to follow in my family’s footsteps,” said Halle.  “I will be able to learn a lot from being in the Navy which will help better myself.”

    According to Halle, both sisters discussed joining the military in May 2018 and visited with Chief Navy Counselor Sambath Ham at NRS North East in October.

    “They are continuing the legacy and history of service of their family to our nation,” said Ham of Boston, the station’s leading chief petty officer.  “I wish them nothing but success in our Navy.”

    Halle will ship to Recruiting Training Command on Feb. 19.  It is the twins’ desire to attend boot camp as a family.



    Date Taken: 01.29.2019
    Date Posted: 01.29.2019 17:46
    Story ID: 308689
    Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX, US 
    Hometown: BOSTON, MA, US
    Hometown: HOUSTON, TX, US
    Hometown: SAN ANTONIO, TX, US

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