Award winners

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Col. (Ret.) Donald Ballard presents Senior Master Sgt. Mike Pignotti, an Air Force reservist with the 442nd Fighter Wing's, 442nd Maintenance Squadron, at Whiteman AFB, Mo., a book as part of the Exercise Tiger Association's "Adopt-a-Serviceman" Awards cermony recognition here Sept. 22. Sergeant Pignotti and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, also with the 442nd MXS, received Adopt-a-Serviceman awards for military excellence. Additionally, Col. (ret.) Dewayne Burgess, former 442nd Maintenance Group commander, was recognized for military service achievement. Other 442nd FW members recognized at the banquet included Maj. David Kurle, for outstanding Public Affairs and Master Sgt. Larry Washington, 442nd Mission Support Flight as the Outstanding Missouri Educator in Aviation.

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