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Dan Wyrick, formerly of Roane County, was recently promoted to the U.S. Navy rank of senior chief petty officer.
The promotion ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla., included his commanding officer, Capt. Paul Sohl; his wife, Christina; and his son, Luke.
During Wyrick’s 18 year Naval career, he has been stationed in California, Texas and Virginia.
He is presently maintenance chief for P-3 and H-60 aircraft in Jacksonville.
Wyrick has also been deployed aboard aircraft carriers USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Constellation and USS Enterprise; the cruiser USS Chaffee; and the frigate USS Ford.
He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Wyrick’s Roane County relatives include his mother, Norma Holland; his grandmother, Loraine Hacker; his sister, Margie Henderson; and his aunt, Beverly Foster.