Okinawa-based Marine to compete for USO global volunteer of the year honors

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Lance Cpl. Samuel Jacksonwest, the USO's Pacific volunteer of the year, serves food to servicemembers at Camp Foster, Okinawa, in this undated photo. (COURTESY OF USO)
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Lance Cpl. Samuel Jacksonwest, the USO's Pacific volunteer of the year, serves food to servicemembers at Camp Foster, Okinawa, in this undated photo. (COURTESY OF USO)

Okinawa-based Marine to compete for USO global volunteer of the year honors

by: Carlos M. Vazquez II | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 04, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An Okinawa-based Marine is up for global honors after being named the first USO Pacific volunteer of the year from the southern Japanese island prefecture.

Lance Cpl. Samuel Jacksonwest — who devoted 480 off-duty hours at the Camp Foster USO over the past six months — was honored for his efforts during a Nov. 28 ceremony at the Okinawa Marine base. He was chosen over top volunteers in Korea, Guam, Hawaii and elsewhere in Japan.

His volunteer work included serving food, cleaning and assisting USO staff with activities.

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