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Lumberton Cadet Commissioned during Southern Miss Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Christopher Brian Rigby of Lumberton was one of two cadets commissioned on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, during ceremonies at The University of Southern Mississippi.  Rigby was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the United States Air Force.

Rigby is the son of Kenneth and Debbie Rigby. He was pinned by his fiancé, Hannah Hamill, and his mother, Debbie Rigby. Kenneth Rigby will be assigned to Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas.

Also commissioned was 2nd Lieutenant Joshua Daniel Jackson, of Natchez, into the United States Army.

The commissioning ceremony was held in conjunction with the university’s commencement exercises held on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008.

Christopher Rigby of Lumberton (center) is pinned by his fiancé and mother during Dec. 11 commissioning ceremonies at Southern Miss in Hattiesburg. (Southern Miss Photo by Steve Rouse)

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