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    Petersburg hometown hero honored by Chamber of Commerce

    Petersburg hometown hero honored by Chamber of Commerce

    Photo By 94th Airlift Wing | Lt. Col. Mark McLain (second from the right), of the Contingency Response Unit (CRU),...... read more read more



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    416th Theater Engineer Command

    By Maj. James Richards, 416th Theater Engineer Command

    DARIEN, Ill. – Lt. Col. Mark McLain, Army Reserve officer with the Contingency Response Unit (CRU), 416th Theater Engineer Command, was honored by the Petersburg, Virginia, Chamber of Commerce as a hometown hero at the Chamber’s 134th Annual Dinner on Feb. 18 2015, along with five other honorees.

    McLain recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan in support of United States Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division, Afghanistan District. During his deployment, McLain was wounded at Camp Qargha's Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    McLain was not only recognized for his service to his country but was also recognized for his years of service to the City of Petersburg and the Fort Lee community.

    McLain and his wife have volunteered for the Fort Lee Provost Marshal’s Office since. McLain volunteered 333 hours from 2013 through April 2014 with the Game Warden and Stray Animal Facility Programs.



    Date Taken: 03.12.2015
    Date Posted: 03.12.2015 10:22
    Story ID: 156746
    Location: DARIEN, IL, US
    Hometown: PETERSBURG, VA, US

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