Military news: Beland promoted to Marine Staff Sergeant
Robert Beland III, of Bradley, was promoted to staff sergeant in the U.S Marine Corps. Staff Sgt. Beland is stationed in New York. He is married to Kerri Knapp Beland, U.S. Navy veteran. The Belands have three children, with baby No. 4 arriving soon. Beland is the son of Donna and Robert Beland, of Bradley. He graduated from Bishop McNamara Catholic High School in 2000.