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Husband and son-in-law of Woodburn residents recognized by the Naval Medical Forces Pacific

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Guerrero, whose wife and family are from Woodburn, was selected as a Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP) 2021 nominee.COURTESY PHOTO: NAVY OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH - Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Guerrero

NMFP announced the 2022 NMFP Senior Sailor of the Year during a ceremony April 13 at Naval Base San Diego. Guerrero was one of 13 finalists nominated for the award. The finalists represented NMFP commands located from Maryland to Okinawa, Japan. Five hundred and forty-eight first class petty officer billets across the 13 NMFP commands competed for the coveted honor.

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class David Lay, with Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pearl Harbor, was chosen as this year's winner.

A native of Cameron, Texas, Guerrero joined the Navy 17 years ago to travel and see the world.

Today, Guerrero, serves as a hospital corpsman with Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Lemoore.

"As a corpsman, I've been trained to implement lifesaving techniques and to care for the sick and the injured," Guerrero said. "With my past experience, I am able to share and teach the new generation of junior corpsmen."

Guerrero attended Cameron Yoe High School and graduated in 2002. Today, Guerrero relies upon skills and values similar to those found at Cameron to succeed in the military.

"In my hometown, we take all sports seriously," Guerrero said. "A few lessons that I learned are to always be competitive, be a team player, be accountable for your actions and take pride in what you do."

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