Northwest NEWS

February 7, 2000

Valley Special

Valley Military

   Navy Ensign Heather K. Young, daughter of W. Pat and Joan E. Young of Carnation, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold, home ported in San Diego.

   During the deployment, Young's ship participated in Operation Southern Watch in the Arabian Gulf, enforcing U.N. resolutions levied against Iraq after the 1991 Gulf War. Young's ship also made a port visit to Pattaya Beach, Thailand.

   The 1991 graduate of Tolt High School joined the Navy in December 1997. Young is a 1997 graduate of Washington State University with a BA degree.