Friday, May 3, 2013

"that’s what I love about it — the adventure"

"I just got up one day, contacted a recruiter and didn’t even tell my mom until after I joined," she recalled. 
Despite the spontaneity of her decision, Bazinet knew exactly what she’d signed up for: "I wanted to help people in communities where disaster strikes." 
The longtime Franklin resident has since done just that — in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina smashed the Gulf Coast and in Springfield after a powerful tornado tore through the area, displacing hundreds. 
In honor of her military career, Bazinet will receive the American Hero Award this morning during Wrentham District Court’s annual celebration of Law Day, a national holiday that recognizes America’s legal system.

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