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Tsutsui Honored with Charles Dick Medal of Merit Award

June 19, 2013, 8:01 AM HST
* Updated June 19, 11:40 AM
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Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui today officially received the Charles Dick Medal of Merit Award, one of the highest awards given by the National Guard Association of the United States. Pictured Left to Right are:  Colonel Bob Lesher, Rep. Mark Takai, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and US Senator Dan Akaka.  Photo Courtesy:  Office of the Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui.

Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui today officially received the Charles Dick Medal of Merit Award, one of the highest awards given by the National Guard Association of the United States. Pictured (L-R): Colonel Bob Lesher, Lt. Col & Rep. Mark Takai, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and US Senator Dan Akaka. Photo Courtesy: Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

By Maui Now Staff

Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui is the recipient of the Charles Dick Medal of Merit Award, one of the highest awards given by the National Guard Association of the United States, agency officials announced yesterday.

The award was established in 1988 and recognizes contributions to the National Guard by elected representatives to legislative bodies at the state and national levels.

The award was issued during a surprise presentation on O’ahu, during Representative Mark Takai’s promotion ceremony to lieutenant colonel.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by the National Guard Association and to receive an award with such magnitude is humbling,” said Lt. Gov. Tsutsui in a statement.

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Previous recipients of the award in Hawaii have included US Senator Mazie Hirono, and former US Senator Daniel Akaka.

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