Oak View grad steps into uniform

SERVING AMERICA—Derren Cruz, second from left, recently graduated from U.S. Army basic training. The Oak View High School alumnus attended basic combat training in Fort Jackson, S.C., and is now undergoing specialty training in Fort Lee, Va. His parents, Jonathan and Christine Cruz, and grandmother Erlinda Missildine join the new solider. Courtesy photo

SERVING AMERICA—Derren Cruz, second from left, recently graduated from U.S. Army basic training. The Oak View High School alumnus attended basic combat training in Fort Jackson, S.C., and is now undergoing specialty training in Fort Lee, Va. His parents, Jonathan and Christine Cruz, and grandmother Erlinda Missildine join the new solider. Courtesy photo