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Tennessee National Guard ceremony to award soldiers for heroism

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Tennessee's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, will recognize and award Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers during two ceremonies. Both will take place Sept. 3 at the Headquarters of the Tennessee National Guard in the Maj. Gen. Hugh B. Mott Building in Nashville.

Four Tennessee Guard members will be awarded The Soldier's Medal, which is only given to individuals who have been involved in an act of heroism not involving enemy conflict. The act must have involved "personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life under conditions not involving conflict with an armed enemy."

Prior to awarding this medal, Haston will also recognize the 2,000th Tennessee Guard member employed through the Tennessee National Guard Employment Team. This is part of a national program by which the National Guard Bureau connects employers with unemployed soldiers, airmen, and family members of the Tennessee National Guard.

The schedule for the Sept. 3 ceremonies is as follows:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Recognition of the 2,000th employed Tennessee Guard member through the Tennessee National Guard Employment Program. The event will be held in the Military Department's Media and Joint Information Center.

11 a.m. - noon : Awarding of The Army Soldier's Medal to four Tennessee National Guard Soldiers. This event will be held in the Hall of Flags.

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