National Guardsmen honored in Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE - American heroes were honored Sunday afternoon for their service in the military.
Members of the 844th and 1021st Engineer Company, and the 2228th Military Police Company along with the 159th Fighter Wing were all honored with the Louisiana War Cross award.
More than 360 National Guardsmen were recognized and honored at the The Freedom Salute Awards.
Sunday concluded a weekend full of activities for the returning soldiers who came back in June.
The soldiers from the 844th Engineer Company were deployed to Kuwait and some of them say being in the military is what helps to structure them.
"Just being in the military period...everyday I wake up with a sense of pride because I know that what I'm doing and thousands of other men and women are doing something, not for themselves but for this entire country. That's what gets me out of bed every morning," said Sidney Stinson.
The next group of soldiers to be honored with the Louisiana War Cross award will be in December.
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