Walla Walla Corps employees decorated for service in Afghanistan

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday decorated two Afghanistan District employees from Walla Walla.

Robert Martin, who served as a construction representative, received the Army Achievement Award, Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Department of Defense Medal and NATO Medal. Martin was instrumental to the success of the military construction fuels distribution system, ramps/taxiway phase II and Afghanistan National Police, Uniformed Police Headquarters, according to a news release.

Shawn Cunningham, who served as a provincial reconstruction team engineer, received the Commander's Award for Civilian Service, Global War on Terrorism Civilian Service Department of Defense Medal and NATO Medal. Cunningham performed in an exceptional manner by contributing to more than 28 active construction projects valued at $42.4 million throughout Paktya Province.

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