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Updated: 12/21/2013 08:00:01AM

Ackerman gets Bronzed

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Douglas R. Ackerman (left) is congratulated by U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, who presented Ackerman with a combat infantryman medal as well as the Bronze Star while serving in Afghanistan.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


If not for the effort of Sarah Hardy, said Douglas R. Ackerman, he still might not have received his Bronze Star medal, as well as another medal. Hardy is the Constituent Services caseworker with the Lakeland district office of U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross.

By STEVE STEINER

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It took nearly five years, but eventually Douglas R. Ackerman received two medals he earned during his deployment in 2008 in Afghanistan.

Ackerman, of Bartow, served in the Florida Army National Guard and was stationed in Afghanistan as an Embedded Tactical Trainer for the Afghan National Police.

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