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Resolutions honor Marine sergeant, Herman’s Bakery

THE House of Representatives on Thursday adopted House Commemorative Resolution 21-4 honoring Master Gunnery Sgt. Norvin Camacho Deleon Guerrero upon his retirement after 30 years with the U.S. Marine Corps.

House Resolution 21-4 was also introduced on Thursday to recognize “a momentous milestone” in the history of the NMI, the 75th anniversary of Herman’s Modern Bakery.

Authored by Rep. Luis John Castro, H.C.R. 21-4 states that “individuals who dedicate their lives to military service merit the commendation and applause of all citizens for their commitment to the preservation of American freedom.”

Members of the House of Representatives present House Commemorative Resolution 21-4 to retired Marine Master Gunnery Sgt. Norvin Camacho Deleon Guerrero in the House chamber. Also in the photo are his family and friends.  Contributed photoMembers of the House of Representatives present House Commemorative Resolution 21-4 to retired Marine Master Gunnery Sgt. Norvin Camacho Deleon Guerrero in the House chamber. Also in the photo are his family and friends. Contributed photo

A graduate of Marianas High School, MGySgt. Deleon Guerrero enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in August 1987.

He has been honored with military and civilian recognitions as well as military awards such as the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with 2 Gold Stars, and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 2 Gold Stars.

Authored by Rep. Janet Maratita, H.R. 21-4 stated that Herman’s Modern Bakery continues to be “a leader in the community and a shining example of how a business can establish and maintain a relationship with the community.”

From left, Anne Guerrero Hayes, Vicky T. Guerrero, Herman Guerrero, Joe Guerrero Jr. and other family members join the Liberation Parade on July 4.  Photo by Emmanuel T. EredianoFrom left, Anne Guerrero Hayes, Vicky T. Guerrero, Herman Guerrero, Joe Guerrero Jr. and other family members join the Liberation Parade on July 4. Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

The bakery, moreover, “continues to distinguish itself by providing continued services during tough economic times, superior level of customer service and fresh quality products that keep customers, near and far, coming back for more.”

According to the resolution, “The humble beginning of the successful enterprise was made in 1944 by the late Herman R. Guerrero who was selected by the U.S. armed forces to bake hundreds of loaves of bread daily for the locals, prisoners of war and the U.S. soldiers.”

His company was incorporated in 1979, “a critical step in the growth and expansion of the business which is now one of the largest locally owned businesses in the Commonwealth, employing 130 workers and supplying more than 70 retail stores in the islands.”