Friday, August 14, 2015

USNA Superintendent Honors World War II Vet, USNA Volunteer

The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy honored Mr. Dave Diamond, USNA museum volunteer, for his many years of volunteer work at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum Aug. 14.

Diamond is a World War II veteran who enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 at the age of 17 and has volunteered at USNA Museum every Friday for the past five years.

Diamond enjoys the interaction he has with visitors who come to the museum, he said.

“I just like to work with people,” said Diamond. “I like the interfacing and the action here at the museum.”

Vice Adm. Ted Carter gave Diamond one of his challenge coins as a thank you for his volunteer service.

“The museum is one of the centerpieces of the Naval Academy,” said Carter. “I want to thank you for what you do here and your special contribution to the Marine Corps and the Naval Academy family.”

Diamond ended by stating that if young service members understand integrity, follow the rules of the road, try to do the right thing life, set the bar high enough and stay motivated, they will succeed.

The U.S. Naval Academy Museum is located in Preble Hall on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy and offers two floors of exhibits about the history of sea power, the development of the U.S. Navy, and the role of the U.S. Naval Academy in producing officers capable of leading America's sailors and marines.

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