Indiantown Man Serves Country
INDIANTOWN, FL. -- Army National Guard Spec. Ronald I. Hatch has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., for a deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 38th Military Police Company, a National Guard unit based in Danville, Ind.
Hatch, a unit supply specialist, has served in the military for 13 years. He is the son of Susan L. and stepson of William Bestwick of S.W. Sand Wedge Drive, Indiantown, Fla.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.