Spc. Robert Krueger, of , was recognized July 13 for his service in the 108th Sustainment Brigade.
About 40 Soldiers in units of the 108th Sustainment Brigade, based in Chicago, received a commander's challenge coin during their annual training Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minn.
The Soldiers awarded "have been critical in the 108th's medical, sustainment operations and mission," according to a press release. The 108th supports about 3,200 Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers training at Camp Ripley.
"Each soldier who was coined, earned it," said Dukett. "They worked hard and put the mission first and for it they have both a souvenir and an award straight from a senior leader telling that soldier 'Great job, the Army needs more soldiers like you.'"
The challenge coin is a personal award from a military leader or organization that recognizes the work and sacrifice of the service member during their three-week annual training at Camp Ripley.
Krueger received a one-star general's coin from Brig. Gen. Johnny Miller of Tamms for spending countless hours establishing and maintaining his unit's medic's communication equipment.
"It's a pleasure," Krueger said. "It's another honor to add to the books."