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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham announces 5 appointed to military academies

May 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced Thursday that five students from Louisiana's 5th Congressional District have accepted appointments to military service academies.

The following candidate accepted an offer of appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He will join the Class of 2021 on June 29:

Daniel Walter Lindsey: Lindsey is from Ruston. He graduated from Ruston High School on May 16 and is the son of Gail and Erskine Lindsey.

The following candidates accepted an offer of appointment to attend the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. They will join the Class of 2021 on July 3:

Jonathan Steven Crawford: Crawford is from Deville. He graduated from Buckeye High School on May 15 and is the son of Kathleen and Steven Crawford.

Tara Hope Locantro: Locantro is from Sterlington. She graduated from Sterlington High School in May and is the daughter of Rhonda Morace.

The following candidates accepted an offer of appointment to attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. They will join the Class of 2021 on June 29:

Ethan Shaw Wheeler: Wheeler is from Monroe. He graduated from Sterlington High School on May 8 and is the son of Katy and Doug Wheeler.

Carlos Eduardo Gallardo:  Gallardo is from Franklinton and is the son of Rosa and Darrel McCain. He graduated from Franklinton High School in 2011 and served active duty with the U.S. Navy stationed out of Norfolk, Va. prior to his admittance to the Naval Academy.

Those interested in applying to a service academy for the Class of 2022 should apply directly through the academy’s admissions office. For more information about the congressional nomination process or to apply for a nomination, contact Jessica Sunderhaus in Dr. Abraham’s Central Louisiana District Office in Alexandria. She can be reached at 318-445-0818 or Jessica.Sunderhaus@mail.house.gov.

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