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Pierce County Board Supervisor Mel Pittman of Plum City went on board the USS Wisconsin. The battleship is open to visitors at the Norfolk, Va., Naval Base, where Pittman and over 70 others from the state traveled in July as part of "Boss Lift 2011" through the Wisconsin Employer Support of Guard and Reserve program. Submitted photos

Trip to military base rewards county's role in veterans' service

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When Pierce County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) David Till spent almost a year away from his office for military service, county officials needed to cover his responsibilities during his absence.

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Till is a member of the National Guard and Reserve, whose members are presently represented in overseas conflicts such as Afghanistan to the level of 50 percent of U.S. forces, County Board Supervisor Mel Pittman said this month.

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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