The U.S. government seems to have found a supply of "a few good men" in Salt Lake City's Ogaard family.
After a total 30 years of service, Sgt. Maj. Kent H. Ogaard retired from the U.S. Marine Corps on Sept. 1. His son, Kent S. Ogaard, recently graduated from the Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego.
Kent S.'s brother-in-law, who would also be Kent H.'s son-in-law, was recently made a drill instructor at the boot camp. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for Kent S., Kenneth McDonald was not made his drill instructor.
How can anyone keep track of all of this? It takes another family member with military knowledge - Kent H.'s wife, Nieshia Ogaard. Nieshia works at Fort Douglas as a civilian secretary in the Marine officers selection office.
Franklin K. Brough was honored recently for his 30 years of service with the American Lung Association of Utah.
Brough, former executive director of the association, initiated tuberculosis detection and treatment among the Navajos during his tenure. He conducted statewide case findings combined with early tuberculin skin testing to help combat the disease, said Robert Furlow, the association's board president.
Brough was also a pioneer in mobile X-ray service, setting telemetry standards for pulmonary function testing, the use of hypnosis in smoking cessation programs and asthma attack control programs for adults and children, Furlow said.
Edgar D. Vaughn, a vice president with Intermountain Health Care, has received fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives. It is the highest level of achievement in the college.
Vaughn has 19 years' experience in health care administration, serving as vice president of Hendrick Memorial Hospital in Abilene, Texas, and chief executive officer of Baptist Medical Center-Montclair in Birmingham, Ala.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "We are leaning toward a draft that would permit surrogacy but would set up tight standards so that all parties involved know ahead of time what's expected of them." - Robin Arnold-Williams of the Department of Social Services, vice chairwoman of the Surrogate Parental Study Committwee.(See story on B1.)
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