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Gov. Ricketts Honors Award-Winning National Guardsman

Contact: Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970





Governor Pete Ricketts (center) honors Sgt. Calvin Koziol (center-left)

of Albion who was recently named National Guard Soldier of the Year.


LINCOLN – At a ceremony this morning, Governor Pete Ricketts designated July 5, 2016 as Sergeant Calvin Koziol Day in Nebraska in honor of the Nebraska Army National Guard member who recently was named National Guard Soldier of the Year.  Recently, Koziol of Albion competed in the Army National Guard’s Best Warrior Competition in the Soldier Category to earn this prestigious title.  He is the first Nebraskan to become National Guard Soldier of the Year.  Koziol’s family along with representatives from U.S. Senator Deb Fischer’s Office and the Nebraska National Guard joined the ceremony to honor him.


A copy of the Governor’s proclamation can be found here.