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July 13, 2014 8:44 PM

Bradenton sailor aboard historic USS Bataan

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Kayla Green of Bradenton, a 2010 graduate of Manatee High School, made her mother cry when she revealed her post-graduation plans. “My mother was hysterical and forbid to me join so, of course, I got the first flight out to boot camp,” Green emailed from her deployment aboard the USS Bataan.

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