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Patriots Point Volunteers Honored at Charleston Battery Match

Mayci Rechner Oct 04, 2021

Two Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum volunteers were honored at a recent Charleston Battery soccer match. During Military Appreciation Night, volunteers Bill Booth and Don Bommarito were welcomed onto the field and recognized for their military service.

Booth served in the U.S. Army from 1965-67 as an Administration Specialist. He later served with the Peace Corps from 1970-1979 as a volunteer in Liberia and Country Director in Chad. Bill also served for the U.S. Department of State, representing the U.S. in various roles in Bangkok, Thailand and in Charleston, South Carolina.

Bommarito is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving from 1956-1962. He was stationed at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, ascending to the rank of Sergeant during his service. He has been a volunteer at Patriots Point for many years and now leads the Captain’s Tour most weekends at Patriots Point.

During their visit, guests can meet and hear the stories of many veterans who currently serve as volunteers at Patriots Point.

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