Reservist

ISS1 2017

Reservist Magazine is the award-winning official publication of the United States Coast Guard Reserve. Quarterly issues include news and feature articles about the men and women who comprise America's premier national maritime safety and security

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Reserve and began a career with the FDNY. He eventually joined Rescue 5 Company, the FDNY's special operations unit based on Staten Island. He became a member within five years, whereas, it takes most firefighters upwards of 10 years to earn a spot with the elite group. He continued his Coast Guard service as a Reserve member of Station New York where he found enjoyment in teaching skills to new shipmates and helped mold them into well- rounded Coast Guardsmen. Now, future Coast Guard members will be reminded of the sacrifices and contributions he made while serving in two renowned organizations. His uniforms from the Coast Guard and FDNY, as well as a painted portrait of Palazzo from boot camp, greet anyone who enters the multi-purpose, MK1 Jeff Palazzo Hall. "To be a local hero, who was not only in the Coast Guard but the fire department too, this is a fitting tribute for him," said Andy Lynam, a former shipmate of Palazzo's who traveled all the way from Las Vegas to celebrate the momentous occasion. — Story and Photos by PA3 Steve Strohmaier 1st District Public Affairs South C L o CKWIS e FR o M L e FT : The newly completed, state-of-the-art building at Station n ew York. Members from the U.S. Coast Guard, n ew York City Fire Department, and Palazzo family participate in the ribbon cutting. e mergency responders from the n ew York City area attend the dedication ceremony. n ew York City firefighter Mark Barrett examines his painting of Petty o fficer 1st Class Jeff Palazzo during the Palazzo Hall building dedication. Issue 1 • 2017 � RESERVIST 19

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