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Greater Miami Chamber announces recipients of its annual Military Service Person of the Year Awards

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L to r: Petty Officer Second Class Eric J. Ernst, Master Sergeant Francisco G. Gonzalez, Colonel Lettie Bien, Petty Officer Third Class Joshua Columbo, Petty Officer Second Class Dinorath Adams and Corporal Luchmy Luc.

 

Submitted by Jorge Martinez

 

    MIAMI, FL — The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce celebrated the accomplishments of outstanding local military personnel at its 25th annual Military Service Person of the Year Awards. The awards were presented July 11 at the Chamber’s monthly Trustee Luncheon at Jungle Island.

    The recipients of the 2012 Military Service Person of the Year Awards are:

     · Petty Officer Second Class Dinorath Adams</b>0, United States Navy, United States Southern Command

     · Petty Officer Third Class Joshua Columbo</b>, United States Navy, United States Southern Command

     · Petty Officer Second Class Eric J. Ernst</b>, United States Coast Guard, Air Station Miami, Florida

     · Master Sergeant Francisco G. Gonzalez</b>, United States Air Force, Homestead Air Reserve Base

     · Corporal Luchmy Luc</b>, United States Marine Corps, Marine Forces South

     · Master Sergeant Eduardo Marin</b>, United States Air Force, Special Operations Command South

     · Sergeant First Class Marcos Vazquez</b>, United States Army, Recruiting Command

    The program also recognized Colonel Lettie Bien, United States Army (retired) with the Lifetime Contribution to Military Service Award, and featured remarks by Colonel Danny R. McKnight, United States Army (retired), veteran of the raid in Mogadishu, Somalia as chronicled in the movie and book Black Hawk Down.

    For information about the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee, contact Reina Deleon at (305) 577-5438 or rdeleon@miamichamber.com.

 

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