Sailor Nicholas D. Wendland, a 2012 graduate of Centerville High School, graduated Navy basic training in Great Lakes, Ill. in November of 2012.
Parents are David and Tracy Wendland of Mystic. He has one brother, Joe Wendland, also enlisted in the Navy.
Grandparents are Martha and the late Ed Wendland of Mystic, Janet Pangburn of Centerville and the later Bob Pangburn of Grand Junction, Colo.
Great-grandparents are Virginia and the last Henry Powders of Unionville, Mo. and the late Elmer and Connie Heck of Glendale, Calif.
After completing his A School training in Great Lakes, Ill., Wendland will be stationed in San Diego, Calif.