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Gracey King (left), Mary Bullock of the New Bern Historical Society (center) and Sgt. Brandon E. King, a rescue swimmer with Marine Transport Squadron 1, share a laugh during the New Bern Family of the Quarter luncheon at the New Bern Golf and Country Club Dec. 5. The Kings were recognized for their volunteer efforts to make their local community a better place.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Sgt. Brandon E. King and his wife Gracey, were recognized for their acts of kindness in the local community by the city of New Bern at the New Bern Golf and Country Club Dec. 8.

Brandon serves as one of four Rescue Swimmers in the Marine Corps while stationed at Marine Transport Squadron 1 aboard MCAS Cherry Point.

“Sgt. King dedicates his time as a volunteer firefighter and uses his mechanic skills to help fix the buses for Grace Baptist Church,” said Sgt. Maj. Michael C. Daley, squadron sergeant major for VMR-1. “He is a great Marine and one that I would gladly go into a firefight with and know I will be safe.”

Gracey is the manager of CVS Pharmacy where she uses her own gas to drive prescription drugs to people around the area who cannot get out of the house to pick-up their sometimes life-saving drugs. These people are residents who are injured, elderly or in nursing homes.

“Gracey has donated her time with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and raised money in order to fight MD,” said Daley. “These both are great things that she uses her own time and money to do.”

The Kings were given gifts of appreciation to show thanks for their dedication and support. Some of the gifts ranged from a new tool set to free nights at a few local hotels.

“My wife and I are extremely honored,” said Brandon. “We never expected to receive this honor for doing things that we love. The gifts are not needed. Knowing we are helping others is benefit enough.”


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Date Taken:12.08.2011

Date Posted:12.16.2011 07:49

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

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