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Prince George's County Fire Fighter/Medic Sara Shaffer was bestowed the honor and distinction of being designated as the American Legion National Firefighter of the Year today. The award ceremony was held at 96th Annual Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina where President of the United States Barack Obama spoke yesterday.
Bill Milligan, Adjutant, Upper Marlboro American Legion Post 115 said, "Sara received her Award from National Commander Dellinger at 9:15 a.m. this morning. She was sponsored by myself and Upper Marlboro American Legion Post 115. A well deserved award for an outstanding individual and person."
Firefighter/Medic Schaffer was joined by her father, John, a retired Prince George's County Firefighter, Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor and Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Katie Johnson.
Congratulations to Sara and thank you to Bill Milligan and Upper Marlboro American Legion Post 115 for the sponsorship.