Erin Marie Nomura, a 2004 Del Norte High School graduate, has been serving in Baghdad, Iraq, since September 2006 with Unit 425 Brigade 725th Support Battalion Airborne. The daughter of Melissa Tuttle and Bob Nomura and grandparents, Sherry and Vestal Skaggs, all of Crescent City, she recently was home on leave Jan. 13-29, 2007. A private first class Airborne paratrooper and motor transportation operator, she joined the U.S. Army in 2005.