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VETERAN OF THE MONTH
Craig Milo Hurt
Craig Milo Hurt was born on July 31, 1954 in Chicago Illinois. He spent the beginning of his life in East Chicago Illinois, and was raised in Gary, Indiana. He found a passion for playing basketball and golf at a young age.
Craig always had a passion for service. Coming from a humble upbringing, he always had a desire to give and serve. Craig began his career in the Marine Corps in May of 1976. He was stationed in North Carolina at Camp Lejeune until 1980. He then moved to Glenview, Illinois where he stayed until 1985 when he packed up his wife and kids and moved to Port Hueneme California. Craig spent about a year of service overseas in Okinawa Japan, then came back to the states and spent the rest of his career in California. Craig was a proud Marine and loved to serve his country. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in November of 1987. He was ranked as a SSGT.
After the military, Craig took on a career at the United States Postal Services, where he served 13 plus years. He was a sports enthusiast who had a passion for golf, and loved to watch basketball. Craig passed away March 21, 2014. He left behind three children, six grandchildren, a lifetime friend and ex-wife, and a host of relatives and friends. We thank you for your service Mr. Hurt.
-Submitted by Daughter Shaurie Hurt of Oxnard, CA