Area brothers honored in KosovoCAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo — The Dodds brothers from Dickinson were awarded medals for their work in Kosovo at a ceremony here July 10.
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo — The Dodds brothers from Dickinson were awarded medals for their work in Kosovo at a ceremony here July 10.
Sgt. 1st Class David Dodds, now of Grand Forks, received the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding work as commander of the 116th Public Affairs detachment during its deployment to Kosovo, according to a press release. He received the Army Achievement Medal for pre-deployment service as a photojournalist for the Guard.
Sgt. Joshua Dodds, also a military journalist, received the Army Commendation Medal for his outstanding work as a writer, photographer, magazine designer and media escort while deployed to Kosovo.
The brothers were also given commander’s coins Monday by Multinational Battle Group East’s commanding general, Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, Bismarck.
Both are members of the 116th PAD of Bismarck, and have been serving on a NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo with MNBG E for the past nine months. David is scheduled to return to Grand Forks by Aug. 1 while Joshua has volunteered to serve another nine months in Kosovo.
Multinational Battle Group East is a U.S.-led task force commanded by Dohrmann. The group is comprised of about 1,200 Soldiers from the U.S. Greece, Poland, Ukraine and Turkey.