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Ohio Coast Guardsman awarded Bronze Star for Iraq service

In honor of Veterans Day, the 9th District Public Affairs staff will be highlighting several Coast Guardsmen who are assigned to or are from the Great Lakes region.

The first is Petty Officer 1st Class George Taylor, a native of Bowling Green, Ohio. Taylor was awarded the Bronze Star, the fourth-highest military combat decoration, at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain, Oct. 6, 2011, for his performance while training Iraqi Coastal Border Guard personnel in Iraq from December 2010 to July 2011.

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