Soldiers earn patches during Camp Dodge ceremony

Pfc. Austin M. Williamson of Aurelia and Pvt2. Reginald J. Washington of Storm Lake, were part of approximately 40 Iowa Army National Guard soldiers recognized during a patching ceremony held at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center in Johnston.

This ceremony represents a time-honored tradition, where Iowa Citizen-Soldiers officially receive the left-shoulder military patch representing their unit of assignment in the Iowa Army National Guard.

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