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Local military man comes home decorated

DaveyForest Grove resident Robert Davey came home from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan with several military honors.

Davey was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for his service in Kabul, where he helped organize, create and distribute first-aid kits and backpacks with school supplies to the civilian population.

Davey also earned the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal as a leading petty officer for overseeing the required training of 22 sailors. He also worked aboard the USS Tennessee and USS Harry S. Truman as the lead shop painter.

Working as a Navy reservist in active duty with the Army, he received the Department of the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in the material yard special operations task force. He was also awarded the Navy commendation medal.

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