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While visiting their daughter, Sally Ladd of Silver Spring, Md., Howard and Louise Ladd of Elgin were able to attend the the promotion ceremony of their granddaughter, Angela Aquino Koelsch, to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. Angela is the daughter of Bonnie Ladd Aquino of The Villages, Fla. She is currently assigned to the Strategy and Innovation Directorate in the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army. She was previously assigned to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center until its closing in September 2011. Pictured, from left, in the back row are Pat Aquino, Pat Aquino III, Bonnie Aquino, Howard Ladd, Louise Ladd, Sally Ladd, Col. Angela Koelsch, and LTC(P) Bernard Koelsch. In the front are Howard and Louise's four great granddaughters, Madeline Aquino, Marisa Aquino, Sophia Koelsch and Josephine Koelsch.

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