Senior Master Sgt. Bobby Taylor was born in 1959 and served in the United States Navy from 1977 to 1980. He then served active duty in the Navy until 1982.

During his time with the Navy, he lived on a guided missile cruiser, the USS Biddle, for three years. In 1986 Senior Master Sgt. Taylor joined the Air National Guard, carrying over his ranking as an E4 from the Navy, and has at the 117th Air Refueling Wing in Birmingham, Alabama for the last 32 years.

Sgt. Taylor now holds the title of Fabrication Supervisor and is currently ranked as an E8, maintaining the sheet metal, NDI, and machine shops. Awards he's received include: "Iraq Freedom" and "Enduring Freedom" for serving in Turkey during 9/11, multiple accommodation medals, and over fifteen different achievement medals.

Senior Master Sgt. Bobby Taylor was nominated for recognition as one of our Hometown Hero by his daughter Jessica. She wanted her father to know that his selflessness in helping others without demanding anything in return didn't go unnoticed:

He is more than just a dad, he's my hero. Without him I wouldn't have had the chance to go to the University of Alabama or experience half of the privileges I've had in my life. I'm thankful every day for being blessed with such a supportive and caring father. He really is the inspiration that brings out the 'hero' in everyone.

On behalf of your daughter, your friends, neighbors and community, thank you Senior Master Sgt. Taylor and may God bless you.

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