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Peter Hall, son of John and Mary Hall of Westbrook, was recently promoted to chief master sergeant, the highest Air Force enlisted rank. He is flanked in the photo by his parents, on the left, and, on the right, his wife, Dr. Amie Hall, and her parents, Tom and Laurie Smith. Mary Hall's sister, Susan Pruitt is on the far left.

Air Force promotes Hall

John A. Hall and Mary C. Hall of Westbrook are the proud parents of Peter A. Hall, who was recently promoted to chief master sergeant (E-9) in the Air Force.

Peter Hall was a graduate of the Westbrook High School class of 1996.  He entered into the Air Force in October 1996.  I

He recently married Dr Amie Smith of Alpena, Mich. The couple met when he was stationed in Greenville, S.C. 

Hall achieved the rank within his 20 years of service.  His mother said only 1 percent of Air Force enlisted personnel can hold the grade of E9 at any one time.  The average time frame to achieve this rank is over 22 years, she said.

During his active service,  Hall has served many tours overseas and in the states.  He is now stationed at Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where he is commanding a wing.

His brother, Stephen R. Hall,  a 1992 graduate of Westbrook High School is retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service. He currently is working for Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, in Washington, D.C. 

Charest in concert

The Bob Charest Band will perform  in a concert 6-8 p.m.on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Riverbank Park. It’s part of a free, summer concert series.

American Legion Post 62 will sell refreshments, including hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages.

The concert series continues through Aug. 23 with the Delta Knights Band capping the season.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross is holding blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Westbrook Public Safety Building, 570 Main St.

The Red Cross described the summer blood shortage as “chronic.”

It said blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and Power Red cells can be donated every 112 days.

Appointments can be scheduled by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help reduce wait times, donors are encouraged to make appointments and complete the RapidPass online health history questionnaire at redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

Peter Hall, son of John and Mary Hall of Westbrook, was recently promoted to chief master sergeant, the highest Air Force enlisted rank. He is flanked in the photo by his parents, on the left, and, on the right, his wife, Dr. Amie Hall, and her parents, Tom and Laurie Smith. Mary Hall’s sister, Susan Pruitt is on the far left.

Air Force promotes Hall

John A Hall and Mary C Hall of Westbrook are the proud parents of their son, Peter A. Hall, who was recently promoted to chief master sergeant (E-9) in the Air Force.

Peter Hall was a graduate of the Westbrook High Schoolclass of 1996.  He officially entered into the Air Force in October, 1996.  In November, 2016, it was announced he was on the promotion list of achieving the rank of chief master sergeant. 

He recently married Dr Amie Smith of Alpena Mich.  He met her while stationed in Greenville, S.C. 

Hall achieved the rank within his 20 years of service.  His mother said only one percent of the Air Force enlisted personnel can hold the grade of E9 at any one time.  The average time frame to achieve this rank is over 22 years, she said.

During his active service,  Hall has served many tours overseas and in the states.  He is now stationed at Hurlburt Field, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., where he is commanding a wing.

His brother, Stephen R. Hall, who also is a graduate of Westbrook High School, class of 1992,  is retired from the Air Force after 22 years of service. He currently is working for Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, in Washington, D.C.