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Louisville, Kentucky; May 16, 2014: Staff Sergeant Lance Harvey, USMC, Staff Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville, Louisville Sub-Station, Louisville, Kentucky, was honored with a Louisville Armed Forces Committee (LAFC) “Patriot Award” during its annual Armed Forces Day dinner at the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel. Staff Sergeant Harvey was publicly recognized for his outstanding performance of duty, dedication, professionalism and patriotism, and was congratulated by Lieutenant General Kevin W. Mangum, US Army, Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia and Mr. Houston Mills, Jr., President, Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK). An aircraft mechanic with Marine light attack helicopter squadrons, Staff Sergeant Harvey is a veteran of combat operations in Helmand Provence, Afghanistan. As a Marine Corps recruiter, Staff Sergeant Harvey excels in his job and has helped make Recruiting Sub-Station Louisville a regional powerhouse for Marine Corps accessions. During his three years in Louisville, he has earned multiple accolades for his job performance, community support, and for changing the lives of hundreds of young men and women.  As a testament to his personal character and professional ability, he was meritoriously promoted to his current rank and re-assigned to lead his own recruiting office. Staff Sergeant Harvey accepted this award before his wife and fellow Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville, who were his guests for this traditional formal military dinner dating back to 1919. The MCCCK salutes and congratulates Staff Sergeant Harvey on this prestigious award.  Each year during Armed Forces Day celebrations, it is only fitting that we as a united Marine Corps community recognize the contributions of our local Marine Corps active duty and reserve units. During the past year (2013), the Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville continued the tradition of identifying and recruiting quality young men and women for service to our nation as United States Marines, while Marine Corps Reserve, Company E, 4th Tank Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky and Marine Corps Reserve, Military Police Company A, Lexington, Kentucky, continued to provide vital support to the Marine Corps, as our nation’s Global War on Terror enters its unprecedented 13th year. Since 2008, the Marine Corps community in Kentucky has been responsible, either directly or indirectly, for generating over $433,000 in support of wounded and injured Marines nationwide, through a unique partnership with the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.  Photograph (L to R): Mr. Houston Mills, Jr., President, MCCCK; LtGen Kevin W. Mangum, USA; , Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; SSgt Lance Harvey, USMC; and Maj Scott E. Stephan, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville (Photo by Ed Armento, MCCCK).

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