A Maryland state flag, carried by Marine Gunnery Sgt. Kenneth Ian Boucher of Shady Side during Operation Desert Storm, was presented to the Capt. Salem Avery House Museum and its sponsor, the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, during the recent July 4 celebration at the museum.
Boucher, who serves with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, based in Cherry Point, N.C., is the son of Isabel Boucher of Shady Side. He was honored during the parade.
Boucher carried the flag with him when he landed in Saudi Arabia and up to the Kuwaiti border.
Another county man, Lance Cpl. Richard Jay, served with Boucher in the Persian Gulf.
GOLD AWARDS IN SEWERAGE
The county Department of Utilities recently won several Gold Awards from the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies for the perfect operating record of county water reclamation facilities.
The awards were presented because the Cox Creek, Annapolis, Broadneck,and Broadwater facilities met every standard set by the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit for 1990.