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 Robert Seidel III, serving in Iraq

1st LT Robert A. Seidel, III of Emmitsburg is currently serving in the U.S. Army overseas. He is a 2000 graduate of Catoctin High School and went on to graduate from the United States Military Academy, West Point Class of 2004. Rob has earned his Ranger tab and is airborne and air assault qualified. He is currently deployed serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a rifle platoon leader with the 2nd Battalion 22nd Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, N.Y.

Rob Seidel is a third generation Emmitsburg resident. He holds the distinction of being the first Emmitsburg resident to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point NY. He is currently serving as a rifle platoon leader in Iraq attached to the 10th Mountain Division.

He is the grandson of a former Emmitsburg Mayor, (Prof. Robert Seidel) retired from Mt. St. Mary's College. And he is the nephew of a former Emmitsburg Commissioner (Edward Seidel) who to this day still holds the record of being the youngest person in Frederick County ever elected to a political office at age 18.

Rob is the son of Bob and Sandy Seidel of Gettysburg, Pa. He is the grandson of Bob and Ruth Seidel of Emmitsburg and Arlene and the late Donald Giannini of Graceham, Md.