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A member of the Navy and Navy reserves for a combined 25 years, Jack Taly of Cottage Grove turned is backyard deployment party into a USO fundraiser and Barbecue for the Troops. (Submitted photo)

Deployment party for Cottage Grove man becomes USO fundraiser

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Jack Taly decided his military deployment party would be better if others benefitted.

Taly, a Cottage Grove resident, leaves soon for a year-long Navy Reserve deployment to Africa. A backyard barbecue is planned for him Saturday, Aug. 31, but the event has grown from just a fun get-together to a fundraiser.


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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