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Ensign Timothy J. Ruth graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., on May 27, 2011, and was commissioned into the U.S. Navy. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in economics.
He was inducted into the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and presented a flag by U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie. The flag was flown over the Capitol in Ruth’s honor on May 27.
Ruth reported to Point Loma, Calif. on July 4 where he finished first in his class for mine warfare training to prepare him for his first assignment on the USS Guardian, a mine-sweeping ship deployed to Sasebo, Japan. He arrived in Sasebo on Aug. 3 to begin his two-year assignment as a junior officer.
Ruth is a 2006 graduate of LaRue County High School.