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Military Persons of the Year Selected

By Lance Cpl. Jonah V. Lovy | 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing | May 13, 2015

The Beaufort Rotary Club honored service members from around the Tri-Command with the Military Person of the Year award ceremony, May 6.

A person from each of the three bases was presented with the award. Sgt. Javier Fernandez from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Sgt Jessica Jack from Parris Island, and Petty Officer 1st Class Viviana Garcia from Beaufort Naval Hospital.

Marines and sailors are chosen for this award by their commands, said Greg Dyson, the head of the military affairs committee for the Rotary Club.

“They have to be stellar service people role models in their jobs but also we wanted the commands to take a look at people who participated in the community as well,” said Dyson.

The Rotary Club has been recognizing service members with this award for over 15 years and plans on continuing the tradition.

“It’s a chance to recognize not only these individuals but also to say thank you to the three bases here in town,” said Dyson.