Michael Bowersmith, a 2008 Northridge High School graduate, has been promoted to the rank of USMC corporal. He recently returned from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan with HMLA 169 MAW.
He also was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for his outstanding service while deployed.
Bowersmith is stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He is the son of Jeannette and Joseph Hirn of Johnstown.