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Local Navy sailor honored: ‘Doing the right thing pays off’

Published: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 2:12 PM
By: Kara Driscoll - Staff Writer

A sailor from the Dayton area was honored for his leadership aboard aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Three sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier were honored earlier this month at the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership awards.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Logan Morris, a damage controlman from Dayton, was honored by Eisenhower’s commanding officer Capt. Paul Spedero and Stennis Center Executive Director Rex Buffington. Morris, who formerly served as damage control division work supervisor, received the Stennis Spirit Award.

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“This is award is compilation of hard work and helping others. It just goes to show that doing the right thing is noticed and pays off,” said Morris, who transferred from the Eisenhower earlier this year.

Two other sailors were also honored. The Stennis Center Awards are presented annually to one officer, one chief petty officer and one junior sailor serving aboard Ike who best exemplifies “the vision, integrity, courage and commitment to duty of President Dwight D. Eisenhower,” according to the Navy.

The winners received a crystal eagle trophy and will visit to meet with members of Congress and other government leaders.

Eisenhower is currently undergoing planned maintenance at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The aircraft carrier arrived in early August for a six-month upgrade to the ship’s mechanical and electrical systems. Its homeport is Norfok Naval Station.

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