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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veterans Day - PGFD Highlights Service of JaJuan Cunningham

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
mebrady@co.pg.md.us     @PGFDPIO

The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department, in observance of Veterans Day, wishes to acknowledge and thank America's Veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.  

The Department has a significant number of Veterans amongst our volunteer and career personnel that have bravely served our Country in many different capacities.  

We have four firefighters that are currently deployed or have recently returned from deployment.  Paul Cruz and Phyllis Jenkins are deployed and Catherine Crilley and Jajuan Cunningham recently returned.  We hope to highlight each one of these Veterans during the month of November.  

Today we take a look at Fire Fighter/Medic Jajuan Cunningham.  Cunningham recently returned from recruiting duty and is a Supply NCO at the rank of Staff Sergeant in the Maryland National Guard.

He joined the Guard right out of high school as a Combat Engineer.  Cunningham was deployed to Bosnia in 2001 - 2002 and in Operation Noble Eagle on the Mexico Border during 2003 - 2004.  In 2005 he was sent with the Guard to assist with Hurricane Katrina efforts.  Jajuan was deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom during 2007 - 2008.

Cunningham holds several Military Occupational Specialties including 12B Combat Engineer, 19D Cavalry Scout, 79T Recruiter and 92Y Unit Supply Specialist.  Additionally, Cunningham has been recognized with several military awards for his service.

He recently returned from active duty and is assigned to Ambulance 833 on D Shift.

Jajuan, thank you for your service to your Country and to Prince George's County.  Glad to have you back.

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