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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A storekeeper who “throws himself into his job” plus participates in plenty of extras was named U.S. 7th Fleet Sailor of the Year.

Petty Officer 1st Class Marlow Pornan was selected while on 7th Fleet’s command ship, the USS Blue Ridge.

Besides being the leading petty officer for N4 Logistics department, Pornan coordinated and volunteered for 25 community projects and is the command’s health promotion representative, enlisted surface warfare coordinator and community relations coordinator.


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