Mayor Martin J. Moylan presented a city of Des Plaines flag to resident Paula Steffan for her son, Jacob, who is serving in Afghanistan. Pvt. 1st Class Jacob Steffan currently serves with the 10th Mountain Division, 3 Brigade Combat Team in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Steffan earned his Expert Combat Infantryman Qualification and Expert Combat Medic qualification before deployment. In addition to his duties as an infantry soldier, Jacob is the medic for his squad.
A 2005 Maine West High School graduate, Steffan was a Maine West Student Athletic Trainer which served as his inspiration for attending college and pursuing a paramedic license. He is currently on military leave of absence from his Assistant Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) instructor position at Oakton Community College.
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