Pictured above from left are: Dr. Robert F. Allen, President, Rotary Club of Beaufort; Petty Officer Second Class Corey A. Maywald, Naval Hospital Beaufort; Lance Corporal Carlos A. Silva, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island; Lance Corporal Conner J. Gibson, Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort; Lt. Gen. Jack W. Klimp, USMC, Retired, Military Affairs Coordinator, Rotary Club of Beaufort.
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. 14 luncheon meeting. The criteria for selection emphasized both outstanding military service and significant activities benefiting the local community. Each received a plaque and a check for $200.
The recognition ceremony was preceded by a presentation of the US flag and the USMC flag by members of Marine Corps Junior ROTC Color Guard from Whale Branch Early College High School.