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FF Duval Afghanistan Tour Of Duty

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FF Duval Afghanistan Tour Of Duty

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Bumper sticker of the year:
"If you can read this, thank a teacher -and, since it's in English, thank a soldier"

 
 
 

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Firefighter Joe Duval, was born in Hartford, CT, and has lived in Tolland most of his life and currently works as a firefighter for Tolland. This web page is to honor him and his service. Joe started his military career in 1988 thru 1995 and then reenlisted in 2003. While Severing as an Army Specialist in the Connecticut Army National Guard Bravo Company 1/102nd Infantry in Manchester Ct. In October of 2005 Joe received his orders for deployment to Afghanistan, on January 01,2006 Joe started his deployment for Afghanistan starting at Fort Bragg in North Carolina for twelve weeks of training. Once all training was completed Joe left for overseas to defend our country in Afghanistan in April 2006. After a long hard year later Joe safely returned from his tour of duty in April 2007. Joe has always been dedicated to the safety of the Town of Tolland. He was a member of the Tolland Explorer Post as a young teenager for a few years before becoming a member of the Tolland Fire Department in 1986. He has been a Public Safety Officer for the Town of Tolland since 1993. He has not only responded to Fire and EMS calls over the past twenty years, but also taught B.A.T. (Basic Aid Training) at Parker Memorial School. His love of firefighting has been apparent over the years. Never has his love for the brotherhood been so strong than on September 11, 2001. On that tragic day in America's history, he lost many of his fellow firefighter brothers in the tragedies at the World Trade Center. In May 2003, Joe joined the Army to defend our country. He is and always will be a Firefighter, but also an American Soldier who will serve our town and country proud.

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Tolland Fire Fighter, Joseph Duval, receives a proclamation from Town Council Chairperson Kathy Bach as members of the Tolland Veteran's Recognition Committee look on. Joe recently returned from an 18 month tour in Afghanistan.

 

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