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Bronze Star Winner, Faculty and Students Hailed at Summer Awards Ceremony

Bronze Star Winner, Faculty and Students Hailed at Summer Awards Ceremony
Submitted 9/24/2008 10:47:33 AM

As the Summer 2008 graduating class watched with rapt attention, Naval Postgraduate School President Daniel Oliver, left, pinned the Bronze Star on Operations Research military instructor Cmdr. Douglas Burton, right, for meritorious achievement in connection with combat operations while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Bronze Star award was the surprise opening of the Sept. 16 Summer 2008 awards ceremony at which 33 students and four faculty members were recognized for outstanding academic and instructional achievement. “This was completely unexpected and such a great honor that I’m almost speechless,” Burton said after the ceremony. “Everything I did was for the young soldiers, Sailors, Marines, who are the reason good things happen in Iraq. They were my driving force and I can’t say enough about them. I like to think that perhaps what I did saved a few lives, and that’s the most important thing.” (Released)


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