Latonia Taylor

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Latonia Taylor

Latonia TaylorLatonia Taylor of Jersey City, N.J., is a proud U.S. Army Reservist. She recently returned from a 13-month deployment in Baghdad, Iraq. It was her second time there and her third deployment overall. She plays a great deal of pool while on base, however mission always comes first. Pool was a quiet distraction from the issues of war. “I remained focused on my mission, but when I had some free time I would run to the pool table,” Taylor said.  “Playing pool reminded me of all my APA buddies at home—it reminded me that I will be going back home and that my game has actually gotten better while playing other soldiers/contractors in Iraq.”   Latonia said that the Brooklyn/Queens, N.Y., League Operators, Ross and Smith Banfield, were a huge help when she was deployed in 2006.  They sent her APA T-shirts, chalk and food, which all the soldiers loved.  Latonia then held an APA style tournament and the soldiers loved it.  Morale increased and everyone had a good time.  The soldiers for a minute forgot that they were in Iraq and they were able just to have fun playing pool.  It was great for all the soldiers.  <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>  Latonia joined APA in 2004 at a pool hall in Brooklyn, N.Y., and became hooked. She most enjoys the competition aspect of APA because anyone can win on any given League night. She also enjoys the smell in the air in Las Vegas. She’s been twice for the National Team Championships and loved it!


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