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Congressman Taylor Visits the Eastern Shore
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Congressman Scott Taylor visited the Eastern Shore Thursday. After he appeared on an interview at WESR at 7:30 Thursday morning. Taylor addressed the annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Eastern Shore Christian Businessmens group.
Taylor told the group about his personal story. Taylor was raised on the Eastern Shore in Hebron Maryland. Taylor talked about being raised in a home with one parent, his mother, and how that experience shaped his life. Taylor worked on a local farm and at the Old Mill Crab House as a teenager. After graduating from high school, Taylor joined the Navy and found himself at Navy SEAL School. Out of 165 initial members of that class only 26 made it to become Navy SEALs. Taylor was one of those 26. He served 8 years with SEAL Team 4 in Central and South America. Taylor re-enlisted after 911 and was sent to Ramadi Iraq as a sniper. During a nighttime raid, Taylor fell through a floor at a building the team was clearing and suffered multiple injuries and almost died as a result of the fall. But a SEAL team mate alertly inserted a breathing tube at the site which effectively saved his life. He was medevaced to Germany before being sent back to the States for further treatment. He later worked for a private security company and traveled again to the Middle East advising in Yemen.
Following his discharge from the Navy, Taylor worked in Real Estate and was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. In 2016 when then Congressman Scott Rigell announced his retirement, Taylor decided to run for the vacant seat citing his experience in the military and in national security. Taylor defeated Congressman Randy Forbes in a Republican primary race and was elected to the seat in the November General election.
Taylor's theme was: to whom much is given, much is required. He credited his big brother, provided by the Big Brothers and Big Sister organization for helping him get through his teenage years without a father in the house.
He then spent the day on the Eastern Shore traveling to Assateague, Chincoteague and Wallops Island.
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