Westport Police Officer Michael Ruttenber, a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, will be presenting the United States Marine Corps Colors to Chief Call, on behalf of the Marines of 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Bravo Company.
Staff Sergeant Ruttenber and the Marines of Bravo Company were deployed to Afghanistan during May 2011in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During this time Staff Sergeant Ruttenber and the Marines of Bravo Company conducted reconnaissance and security patrols throughout the Sangin Valley, Afghanistan.
Staff Sergeant Ruttenber and the Marines of Bravo Company completed their deployment in Afghanistan and returned to the United States in December 2011.
During Staff Sergeant Ruttenber’s deployment to Afghanistan, the men and women of the Westport Police Department collected canned goods, snacks, and personal hygiene items and mailed them to the Marines of Bravo Company.
Heading the collection, boxing and mailing of these items to the deployed Marines was Westport Police Department, Public Safety Officer Chris Proudfoot, also a former Marine.
The presentation of the United States Marine Corps Colors will take place in the Westport Police Department classroom, 50 Jesup Road, Westport, CT 06880, on Nov. 28 at 1 p.m.
Donations for the framing of the United States Marine Corps Colors were provided by the Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), Westport Police Union, Local #2080 and Frame and Save, located on Westport Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut.
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