Military News (Dec. 8, 2010)
Members of the North Dakota National Guard's 191st Military Police Company were recently honored for their service.
Staff Sgt. Chad Braaten, of West Fargo, received a Certificate of Appreciation for his help during the flood of 2009. Braaten, who is originally from Hankinson, N.D., recently returned from a yearlong mobilization in Kosovo. He has been in the Guard for 10 years and works as a technician for the North Dakota Army National Guard.
Staff Sgt. Justina I. Bilby, of Mandan, N.D., was awarded the State Achievement Ribbon for the work she did as the lead medic for the 191st Military Police during Annual Training at Camp Rapid, S.D. She also received a Certificate of Appreciation for the work she does full-time running convoy lanes training with the 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Bilby has been in the North Dakota Army National Guard for 12 years.
Pfc. William C. Lies, of Fargo, was awarded the State Achievement Ribbon for his service in Haiti following the earthquake there earlier this year. He works at First National Pawn in Fargo and has been in the North Dakota Army National Guard for four years.
Spc. Leroy L. Filler, of Fargo, also received a Certificate of Appreciation for all he did during the 2009 flood. He is a student at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he is studying to be an x-ray technician.