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Rosholt native awarded Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

 

Last updated 7/19/2022 at 11:27am

Rosholt native awarded Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Rosholt native awarded Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

By Airman Austin Jean, USS Constitution Public Affairs

BOSTON – Chief Culinary Specialist Dorrance Larson, a native of Rosholt, South Dakota, was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal aboard USS Constitution, July 14th.

The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal is awarded to service members who perform outstanding volunteer community service of a sustained, direct and consequential nature.

"I'm glad I'm at a place that gives me a plethora of volunteer opportunities and gives me fulfillment in helping out the community," said Larson.

Larson has served in the Navy for 15 years and his previous duty stations include USS Michael

Murphy (DDG 112), USS Stockdale (DDG 106) and USS Tortuga (LSD 46).

Duty aboard USS Constitution is one of the Navy's special programs, and all prospective crewmembers must meet a high standard of sustained excellence and interview to be selected for the assignment.

USS Constitution, is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat, and played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855.

The active-duty Sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution normally provide free tours and offer public visitation to more than 600,000 people each year as they support the ship's mission of promoting the Navy's history, maritime heritage, and raising awareness of the importance of a sustained naval presence.

USS Constitution was undefeated in battle and captured or destroyed 33 enemy vessels.

The ship earned the nickname of Old Ironsides during the war of 1812 after British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the ship's wooden hull.

 
 

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