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Staff sergeant earns commedation medal
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Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Robert W. Hays has been decorated with the Army Commendation Medal.
 The medal is awarded to individuals who, while serving in the Army, have distinguished themselves by acts of heroism, achievement or service.
Hays earned the medal for service while on Hurricanes Gustav/Ike restoration and relief efforts. He was responsible for the overall performance of his team during Hurricane Gustav recovery. His technical expertise and tactful work ethic facilitated the timely return of hurricane evacuees to their homes in this area.
Hays is with the 527th Engineer Battalion, the 225th Engineer Brigade, and the Louisiana Army National Guard.
A construction engineering supervisor and training supervisor, he is assigned to the 1022nd Engineer Company in Shreveport, La.
The staff sergeant graduated in 1992 from Glennville High School.

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