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A Blue Star Banner ceremony, honoring TSgt. Ross McCormick, US Air Force, was conducted at the local American Legion Post. TSgt. McCormick is a 1999 Newcomerstown High School graduate and completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. He is presently assigned to Cannon AFB, NM, as an Air Transportation Journeyman. Other assignments include Italy and Hungary. He is the son of Rhonda McCormick of Port Washington. Blue Star Banners were presented to his mother, Rhonda, and TSgt. McCormick's wife, Karla. Pictured is the McCormick family, and members of the American Legion Post 421, Veterans of Foreign Wars 3303, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 532. Anyone with a loved one serving and desiring a Blue Star Banner, contact a member of these veterans' organizations.