Five soldiers recognized with Doughboy and Gold Medallion awards

benw@ledger-enquirer.comSeptember 19, 2012 

The Maneuver Center of Excellence will present The Dough Boy Award to three career infantry soldiers today and Order of the St. George Gold Medallion to two soldiers who served the armor and cavalry.

The Doughboy Award was presented to retired Lt. Gen. Robert Foley, a Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipient; retired Command Sgt. Maj. Tadeusz “Ted” Gaweda, who whose family spent time in a Nazi labor camp in Germany during World War II, and Les Brownlee, a retired colonel who served as acting Secretary of the Army under President George W. Bush.

The Gold Medallion was presented to retired Brig. Gen. John Sherman Crow, commander of one of the first Chieftain Tank Squadrons in the 11th Hussars, a British Cavalry Regiment post in north Germany, and retired Col. William “Bill” Bewley, the former commander of three company-size units in Europe and Korea, and the Command and Control Squadron, 2nd Armor Cavalry Regiment in Nurnberg, Germany.

The awards were presented during a dinner at the RiverMill Event Centre in Columbus. They were among the highlights of the third day of the 2012 Maneuver Conference which ends today at Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

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