FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 05, 2010
Michael Victorian
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Ft. Hood Heroes Named Finalists for Service to America Medals Award

(WASHINGTON) – Today, AFGE congratulates Sgts. Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd, who were named as finalists for the Service to America Medals. Sgt. Todd and Sgt. Munley are civilian police officers who heroically defended the Ft. Hood military installation against a terrorist attack. Munley and Todd are members of AFGE Local 1920, which represents thousands of civilian employees on the base.


The Service to America Medals (Sammies) awards program pays tribute to America’s dedicated federal workforce, highlighting those who have made a significant contribution to our country. The awards are presented by the Partnership for Public Service to nine public servants whose remarkable work advances and protects our nation. Sgts. Munley and Todd were nominated for the award by John Gage, AFGE national president.


“During Public Service Recognition Week, I cannot think of two more deserving public employees to receive this recognition,” said Gage. “Under the most difficult and stressful situation imaginable Sgts. Mark Todd and Kimberly Munley acted with extreme bravery and heroism,” Gaged added.


“We hope this recognition educates the public on the ways they are served by their government. Now more than ever, under the constant threat of terrorism, two wars, and an economy only teetering towards recovery, people need well-trained, disciplined public servants,” said Gage. “Kim and Mark are shining examples of the millions of public sector workers who have dedicated their careers to making America work.”


Sgts. Todd and Munley were officially named as finalists for the Service to America Medals Award as a team under the Homeland Security category at a ceremony held today in the Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325) of the Russell Senate Office Building.  The official Service to America Medals winners will be named at a ceremony this coming fall.

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