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Like his postwar demotion from acting petty officer to midshipman, this stung Martin’s class-conscious dignity.
Before she was deployed earlier this summer, Ms. Coppola, a petty officer, sold her car, let go of her $1,300-a-month apartment in Washington state, and has been bulking up her savings.
The cost so far: $12.5 million, with FEMA paying 75 percent of the tab and the state picking up the rest, said Elizabeth Bordelon, petty officer with the Coast Guard.
Stone, who died one day after the tenth anniversary of Monsoor’s death, was on an adjacent rooftop during that battle and later said the petty officer’s bravery inspired him to re-enlist after the end of that deployment.
Drake had been selected for promotion and authorized to wear the rank of a second class petty officer, but had not yet been advanced.
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: an officer with a low rank in the Navy or U.S. Coast Guard
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