Coast Guardsman to Receive 2008 African American History Month Recognition Award

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Webb will receive the African American History Month Recognition Award at an awards ceremony at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008.

Webb, a San Diego native, was deployed to the Middle East as a member of Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) and nominated for his service as a crewmember onboard the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Wrangell in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

“I feel very proud to have been able to serve my country. I was surrounded by a number of people who could have been nominated for this award and for me to be nominated is truly an honor,” said Webb.

Webb, currently a Gunner’s Mate, is in the process of changing rates and is attending the Coast Guard’s Aviation Maintenance Technician ‘A’ school at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.

“It’s always a privilege to recognize the tremendous work of our Coast Guard personnel. Whether fighting the Global War on Terrorism overseas, as Petty Officer Webb has done during his tour aboard the CGC Wrangell, or protecting our homeland along our coasts; Coast Guard men and women are performing heroically everyday. I’m proud of Petty Officer Webb’s accomplishments and congratulate him on a job well done,” said Coast Guard Capt. Michael Andres, Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.,

Mr. Clarence A. Johnson the Principle Director of the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Equal Opportunity will present the award.

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