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LTC Chris CicconeColumbia High School teacher Chris Ciccone received a Legion of Merit (federal) and the NYS Conspicuous Service Medal (state) on September 8 following his retirement from the New York Army National Guard.

According to the Times Union, Mr. Ciccone served 33 years in the National Guard, he is a veteran of the Iraq war and earned a Bronze Star, five Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, and four Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals during his military career.

Congratulations, Mr. Ciccone!