by Robert Zahn
Navy Office of Community Outreach
Paducah Sun, May 13, 2018
Used with permission.
SASEBO, Japan -- A Paducah, Kentucky, native and 2013 Paducah Tilghman graduate is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Germantown.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Darius Garnett is a ship's serviceman aboard the ship operating out of Sasebo.
A Navy ship's serviceman is responsible for managing and operating all shipboard retail and service activities such as the ship's store, vending machines, barber shops, laundry, and tailor shops.
Garnett is proud to serve in the Pacific and fondly recalls memories of Paducah.
"Something that my football and track coach, Coach Wyatt, told me, 'we are creatures of habit so make that the habit, to choose to create a creature that you want to be,'" said Garnett. "This helps me today with everything I do, like cutting hair, working out, whatever it is I'm doing. Make it a good habit."