Rotary Club of Beaufort honors local service members

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Unit commanders and their cadre from Beaufort’s three military installations nominated service members for recognition by the Rotary Club of Beaufort as their Service Members of the Year.

The recipients were honored at a military recognition ceremony hosted by the Rotary Club of Beaufort at its Nov. 4 luncheon meeting.

The criteria for selection emphasized both outstanding military service and significant activities benefiting the local community.

This year’s honorees were Master At Arms 1st Class William J. Ferguson, USN, (Naval Hospital Beaufort), Staff Sergeant Caitlin M. Mercure, USMC (MCRD Parris Island) and Lance Corporal Aidan K. Parker, USMC (MCAS Beaufort).

Parker was on leave on the day of the ceremony. Each received a plaque and a check for $200.