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Maquoketa Native At UIU On Vet Day

A Maquoketa native will be the guest speaker at Upper Iowa University’s Veterans Day program. Senior Chief Petty Officer Jason Berggren will address the public in the Student Center Ballroom at 12:15 Monday. Berggren enlisted in the Navy in 1990. After graduating from boot camp in San Diego, he reported to the Naval Technical Center in Meridian, Mississippi for “Storekeeper A” School training. He served on the USS Saginaw, where he was promoted to petty officer third class. He was honorably discharged from active duty in 1994. He then enlisted in the Naval Reserves at Rock Island, Illinois. Berggren was deployed in 2010 with the Defense Logistics Agency as a command senior enlisted leader in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He retired in 2016.

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