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Answering the Call to Service

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Mayor Gary Christenson recently welcomed lifelong Malden resident Rene Spadafora home from eight weeks of United States Coast Guard Basic Training.  Seaman Apprentice Spadafora, a 2017 graduate of Malden High School, completed her training at Cape May, New Jersey. This week she will report to her first duty station for at least six months of instruction at Fort Pierce, Florida where she will qualify to become a Seaman. Next she plans to attend Coast Guard “A” School where she will undergo more schooling to reach her goal of becoming a Boatswain Mate. 

“Rene’s willingness to build her career around defending and protecting our freedom is a true inspiration,” said Mayor Christenson.

Seaman Apprentice Rene Spadafora and Mayor Gary Christenson

Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson

Photo by City of Malden