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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Love bows out as port commissioner


John Love

Port of Whitman County Commissioner John Love has announced his retirement after 24 years on the board.

He is a retired/retained Navy Reserve Rear Admiral Flag Officer.


"If something comes up and they need me, I will be underway," Love said.

He enlisted in 1950, beginning in the Navy Air Reserve while a student at Whitworth College in Spokane. After graduating in economics/business administration, Love was commissioned as an amphibious officer in Coronado, Calif., boarding underwater demolition destroyer-escort ships at the end of the Korean War and on to Indochina.


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