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Bertha servicewoman promoted to Specialist

Photo provided Joleen M. Pardo (right), of Bertha, salutes her company commander, Capt. David McMahon, of West Fargo, N.D., during formation at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center. Pardo was promoted to the rank of specialist in the North Dakota National Guard.

Joleen M. Pardo of Bertha has been promoted to the rank of specialist in the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, a Fargo-based unit of the North Dakota Army National Guard.

Pardo was promoted during a ceremony in March at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Fargo. She serves as cook in the unit's mess section.

She has been a member of the National Guard for one year.