Jarvis deployed to Iraq

Published 5:37 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Army National Guard Sgt. Benny A. Jarvis has deployed overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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.

Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq’s economic and governmental infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq’s sovereignty and independence as a democracy.

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Jarvis is an infantryman with 11 years of military service.

He is the nephew of Lisa Polion and Shirley R. Polion, both of Poplarville, Miss.

His wife, Ageleca, is the daughter of Alvine Jarvis and Helen M. Jarvis, both of Poplarville.