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Duntz honored as Marine of the Year

Nicholas Gandolfo, right, presented Russell Duntz with a ceremonial sword for Northwest Marine Detachment Marine of the Year at a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

NORTH CANAAN — Members of Northwest Marine Detachment 042 gathered at the Couch Pipa VFW center in North Canaan on Tuesday  night, Oct. 1, to surprise Russell Duntz by honoring him as the Marine of the Year.

Nick Gandolfo presented Duntz with a plaque and a ceremonial sword. Gandolfo was the detachment’s Marine of the Year two years ago. Last year’s Marine of the Year, Brian Richardson, has passed away so it was up to Gandolfo to do the honors on Tuesday. 

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