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Gage County honors veteran

September 15, 2018

The Gage County Board of Supervisors recognized its first veteran who served in the 21st century on Wednesday.

For years, the county has held a monthly veteran of honor program where the board recognizes a veteran, but Larry Marco is the first to have served in the 2000s, according to Gage County Veteran Services officer Phil Dittbrenner.

“It’s my pleasure to introduce to you our first Iraqi-Afghanistan era veteran,” he said. “His name is Larry Marco. He entered the United States Army on Oct. 6, 2005 and served until April 12, 2012.”

Marco described his service to the board during its Wednesday meeting.

“I’ve been deployed twice I spent 18 months in Iraq, 12 month in Afghanistan. I was stationed in Alaska airborne unit my whole career. I liked it up there.”

For his service, Marco was awarded the Army Accommodation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and numerous other awards.

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