Published on: May. 31, 2016
Savannah Area Chamber Honors Military at Appreciation Luncheon

More than 330 guests attended the Savannah Area Chamber’s Military Appreciation Luncheon, held on Thursday, May 26 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. The full ballroom received a keynote address from Lieutenant General Mike Murray, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8, U.S. Army, who focused on the significance and true meaning of Memorial Day. Stories were shared of service members throughout the nation’s history who gave their lives for freedom, up to present day. 

Six awards were given at the event to top service members in the Savannah area in each branch of the military. Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Corporal Clint W. Horton
3rd Infantry Division, Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield
Outstanding Army Soldier of the Year

Staff Sergeant Chad A. Edsall
United States Marine Corps, Hunter Army Airfield
Outstanding Marine of the Year

Petty Officer Robert Harris
United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit
Outstanding Coast Guard Person of the Year

Ensign Lance Landers
Savannah State University
Outstanding Naval ROTC Student of the Year

Senior Airmen Trayvonne A. Baker
165th Airlift Wing, GA Air National Guard
Outstanding Airman of the Year

Pat Yovich
Savannah Navy League
Outstanding Civilian of the Year

Thanks to our sponsors: GulfstreamNine Line ApparelSavannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Georgia PowerSavannah Technical CollegeCoca-Cola Bottling Company and iHeartMedia Savannah-Hilton Head.

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