Soldier Spotlight - Military Appreciation Month 2011

National Guard

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics are holding Military Appreciation Month presented by the Army National Guard of Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. Three soldiers will be honored during a timeout during select home games and our fans will have the opportunity to thank them for their dedicated service to the United States of America.

The Army National Guard, the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation's longest-enduring institutions, was formed by a legislative act of the Massachusetts Bay General Court on Dec. 13, 1636. Today, tens of thousands of Guardmembers are serving in harm's way in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait as the National Guard continues its historic dual mission, providing to the states units trained and equipped to protect life and property, while providing to the nation units trained, equipped and ready to defend the United States and its interests, all over the globe. For more than 374 years, the Army National Guard has been "Always Ready, Always There" to meet the needs of the community and the nation.

For more information on the National Guard visit NATIONALGUARD.com.

1LT Jennifer A. Morin

Soldier Spotlight

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics and the Army National Guard welcome home New England soldiers from their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NAME/RANK: 1LT Jennifer A. Morin
HOMETOWN/STATE: Carlisle/MA
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: 164th Transportation Battalion
THEATER OF OPERATION: Kuwait
NO. OF DEPLOYMENTS: 1
SPECIAL AWARDS ON DEPLOYMENTS: Meritorious Service Medal and Army Achievement Medal

PFC Philip Mexcur

Soldier Spotlight

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics and the Army National Guard welcome home New England soldiers from their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NAME/RANK: PFC Philip Mexcur - Fire Support Specialist 13F
HOMETOWN/STATE: Concord/NH
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: Charlie Company 3rd-172nd Infantry (Mountain),Milford NH
THEATER OF OPERATION: Afghanistan - Operation Enduring Freedom
NO. OF DEPLOYMENTS: 1
SPECIAL AWARDS ON DEPLOYMENTS: Army Achievement Medal, GWOT service and Expeditionary, Overseas ribbon, Army Gbod Conduct MedaL, Combat Acton Badge

SGT Eric J. Christie

Soldier Spotlight

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics and the Army National Guard welcome home New England soldiers from their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NAME/RANK: SGT Eric J. Christie
HOMETOWN/STATE: Richmond/ME
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: Bravo Company, 3rd of the 172nd Mountain Infantry, Maine Army National Guard
THEATER OF OPERATION: Afghanistan
NO. OF DEPLOYMENTS: 1
SPECIAL AWARDS ON DEPLOYMENTS: Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal of Honor

PVT Elijah N. Hawkins

Soldier Spotlight

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics and the Army National Guard welcome home New England soldiers from their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NAME/RANK: PVT Elijah N. Hawkins – Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember (13M)
HOMETOWN/STATE: Milan/New Hampshire
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: New Hampshire Recruit Sustainment Program, out of Center Strafford, New Hampshire
THEATER OF OPERATION: None
NO. OF DEPLOYMENTS: -
SPECIAL AWARDS ON DEPLOYMENTS: Newest Member of the New Hampshire Army National Guard, Continuing Family Tradition by serving in National Guard

PFC Trevor A. Herrick

Soldier Spotlight

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics and the Army National Guard welcome home New England soldiers from their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NAME/RANK: PFC Trevor A. Herrick – Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember
HOMETOWN/STATE: Nottingham/New Hampshire
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: Headquarters & Headquarters Battery, 3/197th Field Artillery, out of Manchester, New Hampshire
THEATER OF OPERATION: None
NO. OF DEPLOYMENTS: -
SPECIAL AWARDS ON DEPLOYMENTS: Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Distinguished Honor Graduate at Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, OK.

PFC Justin Anzalone

Soldier Spotlight

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics and the Army National Guard welcome home New England soldiers from their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NAME/RANK: PFC Justin D. Anzalone – Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember (13M)
HOMETOWN/STATE: Greenland/New Hampshire
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: Headquarters & Headquarters Battery, 3/197th Field Artillery, out of Manchester, New Hampshire
THEATER OF OPERATION: None
NO. OF DEPLOYMENTS: -
SPECIAL AWARDS ON DEPLOYMENTS: Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Honor Graduate at Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, OK.

SFC Michael Cote

Soldier Spotlight

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics and the Army National Guard welcome home New England soldiers from their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NAME/RANK: SFC Michael Cote – Senior Intelligence Analyst
HOMETOWN/STATE: Bellingham/Massachusetts
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment, 51st Troop Command, out of Wellesley, Massachusetts
THEATER OF OPERATION: Afghanistan
NO. OF DEPLOYMENTS: 3
SPECIAL AWARDS ON DEPLOYMENTS: Joint Service Commendation Medal; Two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, United Nations Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, and NATO Service Medal for Afghanistan

SGT Nicholas Thompson

Soldier Spotlight

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics and the Army National Guard welcome home New England soldiers from their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NAME/RANK: SGT Nicholas Thompson
HOMETOWN/STATE: Dedham/Massachusetts
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: 1058 Transportation Company
THEATER OF OPERATION: Iraq
NO. OF DEPLOYMENTS: 1
SPECIAL AWARDS ON DEPLOYMENTS: Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Action Badge

SGT Michael Guest

Soldier Spotlight

During the month of January, 2011, the Boston Celtics and the Army National Guard welcome home New England soldiers from their mission in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NAME/RANK: SGT Michael Guest
HOMETOWN/STATE: Quincy/Massachusetts
NATIONAL GUARD UNIT: Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment, 51st Troop Command, out of Wellesley, Massachusetts
THEATER OF OPERATION: Afghanistan
NO. OF DEPLOYMENTS: 3
SPECIAL AWARDS ON DEPLOYMENTS: Joint Service Commendation Medal; Two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, United Nations Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, and NATO Service Medal for Afghanistan

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