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    Michigan National Guard member supports Flint water assistance mission

    Michigan National Guard member supports Flint water assistance mission

    Photo By Sgt. Eric Bandy | Sgt. Joshua Smith of St. Louis, (front row center), a member of the Midland-based,...... read more read more



    Story by Angela Simpson 

    Michigan National Guard

    LANSING, Mich. - Sgt. Joshua Smith of St. Louis, Michigan, a member of the Midland-based, 1460th Transportation Company, received a Michigan Active State Service Ribbon from Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, director of the Michigan Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and adjutant general of the Michigan National Guard, during an awards ceremony held Jan. 25, 2016 at the Saginaw Michigan Army National Guard armory.

    Smith was one of more than 270 Michigan Guard members who stepped forward to serve their state by distributing drinking water and related supplies to residents of Flint after elevated lead levels were detected in the municipal water system.

    Smith served with 11 other Guard members on MING, Task Force Flint, Team 1. He was awarded the Michigan Active State Service Ribbon with bronze oak leaf cluster.

    Pursuant to the Michigan National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters Regulation 600-8-22, the MASSR is awarded to any officer, warrant officer or enlisted Soldier who has served honorably for a minimum period of three days on active state service in support to civilian authorities during periods of disaster or emergency under proclamation of the governor of Michigan. A bronze oak leaf cluster represents nine days or more of active state service.



    Date Taken: 03.21.2016
    Date Posted: 03.22.2016 09:00
    Story ID: 193076
    Location: LANSING, MI, US 
    Hometown: LANSING, MI, US
    Hometown: MIDLAND, MI, US
    Hometown: ST. LOUIS, MI, US

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