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Medal recipient

July 17th, 2013

Hawaii U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, has been selected as the recipient prestigious Charles Dick Medal of Merit, one of the highest awards presented to an elected official by the National Guard Association of the United States, her office announced Wednesday.

The award honors elected officials for strong support of the National Guard.

Hanabusa, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said:

"I am proud of the work I have done to support America’s citizen-soldiers, including advocating for a National Guard seat on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I will continue to stand up for their interests as vital contributors to both our communities and our nation’s security. Every man and woman who serves our country deserves no less.”

The award, established in 1988 in honor of Maj. Gen. Charles Dick, a major general in the Ohio National Guard as well as a Congressman and U.S. Senator, is to be presented by NGAUS at its annual conference in September in Hawaii.

Dick served as NGAUS president from 1902 to 1909 and championed the passage of the Dick Acts of 1903 and 1908 which established the foundation of the modern National Guard.

12 Responses to “Medal recipient”

  1. Kolea:

    "Hanabusa Wins Dick Award" Sometimes the headlines just write themselves.

  2. kamaaina808:

    Sometimes the posters who point out said 'headlines' just embarrass themselves...

  3. ohiaforest3400:

    Kolea, now we just need "Richard Gozinya" to weigh in on this. Maybe he'd say this award shows who is the more erect candidate, Hanabusa or Schatz. We already know she doesn't lack for, uh, testicular fortitude, shall we say.

  4. Kolea:

    Yeah, it was a cheap and very juvenile shot. My first instinct was, "Don't touch that." Shoulda gone with that first instinct. I should have left it for "Michael," or Goober to swing at.

    My apologies to the congresswoman and all witnesses assembled. I will aim higher.

  5. Guy:

    Kolea, don't apologize. These comment sections have seen much, much worse. It made me chuckle. Thanks.

    Question though: What exactly has Hanabusa done to earn the award? Isn't it her job? She sits on the Armed Forces Committee -- at least until she abandons it to go run for Senate.

  6. Especially Incognito:

    Seems Kelly Denison is taking shots below the belt.
    Seems Kelly or Kolea wishes it had one.

  7. Goober:

    Seems I hit a nerve.

  8. Especially Incognito:

    Seems the only shot Kolea aka Kelly can get
    is up its posterior and with much motive.

  9. Goober:

    ohia would have a erectile dysfuntion
    but it too does not have any like Kolea.
    Wishing they had.

  10. Manoa Kahuna:

    She earned the headline fair & square when she announced for Senate.

  11. Andy Parx:

    Yeah- I'm sure Kolea is the only one whose first thought was that headline... hypocritical chickens all of ya.

  12. Goober:

    Cluck, Cluck.

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