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09/22/2017

Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., received the National Guard Association of the United States' highest award this week during a special ceremony at the Mankato National Guard and Community Center in Mankato, Minnesota.

Retired Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson, the association president, presented the NGAUS Harry S. Truman Award to the retired Army National Guard command sergeant major who has continued to take care of the troops since his election to Congress in 2006.

Walz is the ranking Democrat on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and a co-chairman of the House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus. He was "instrumental in the swift, bipartisan passage of the New GI Bill" this summer, Robinson said.

The association confers one Truman Award annually to an individual with sustained and exceptional contributions to the defense and security of the United States. Previous honorees include presidents, lawmakers, cabinet secretaries and senior military officers.

"The recipients of the Harry S. Truman Award have all been part of a special breed of patriots, people who have made a real difference in defending America," Robinson said, "Representative Walz is most worthy of inclusion in that group."

The Minnesota representative is the first retired enlisted man to receive the Truman Award. He served in the Nebraska Army Guard from 1981 to 1996 and the Minnesota Army Guard from 1996 to 2005.

Since coming to Capitol Hill, he has championed legislation to improve the quality of life of service members, veterans and their families. Much of his effort has been devoted to the expansion of suicide-prevention programs and education benefits.

"Words cannot describe how humbled I am to receive the Harry S. Truman Award," Walz said. "It is one of the greatest honors of my life to fight alongside the National Guard Association of the United States for our brave National Guard members and the security of this great nation. I will continue to work toward the ideals of service and self-sacrifice that this prestigious award embodies."


ROD HALVORSEN
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