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By Pat Andrews
posted Apr 26, 2013 - 11:52:41am
Air Force Master Sgt. Tara Jacobs Brown will be honored during a 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, memorial tribute at the African American Museum of the Arts in DeLand. The date is the second anniversary of Brown's death in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Brown's family will be presented with a Purple Heart during the ceremony, and a portrait of the 33-year-old sergeant, who was a 1995 Deltona High School graduate, will be unveiled. The portrait will remain on display with those of other local African-American heroes.
A number of people who served with the sergeant will attend the ceremony. Cmdr. Richard Hunt will make the presentation of the Purple Heart.
Jim Jacobs, her father, and other family members set up the Tara Jacobs Brown Scholarship Foundation in her memory, to provide scholarships to help Volusia County high-school students attend college. Read the earlier article here.
Jim Jacobs will present a scholarship award to Deltona High student Emily Estry as part of the events.
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