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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, January 25, 2010

Hawaii honors National Guard soldiers

Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — More than a thousand Hawaii National Guard soldiers returning from the Middle East have been honored.

During the ceremony Sunday at Stan Sheriff Center each soldier received an encased American Flag, a commemorative coin, a certificate of appreciation and a special lapel.
The troops completed 2,500 missions and drove more than two million miles in some of the world’s most dangerous roads.
They completed training in record time and deployed a month early. They were responsible for the security and administration of several military posts and transferred enough gas to fill 70,000 cars and enough food for a million people.