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Jefferson City guardsman honored for flood efforts

Jefferson City guardsman honored for flood efforts

May 17th, 2011 by Spec. Antony S. Lee, For the News Tribune in News

Staff Sgt. Robert Mackey works during state emergency duty for flood response in southeast Missouri.

SIKESTON, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Robert Mackey of Jefferson City received two awards of excellence for his exceptional work during emergency flood response duties in southeast Missouri.

Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, president of the Mississippi River Commission, presented Mackey with a coin to commend him for his hard work.

"I felt honored that a general presented me with a coin for excellence," said Mackey, a member of the 835th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. "It makes me proud to know that ....