SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/25/2015)(readMedia)-- Col. Michael Haerr, who retired in May after 33 years in the Illinois Army National Guard was presented with the Legion of Merit at a ceremony on Camp Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois Aug. 25.

The award cited Haerr's exceptionally meritorious service over the course of his career, which culminated as the Deputy Chief of Staff of Logistics.

Over the course of Haerr's career he held two commands with 1st Battalion, 123rd Infantry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment, earning five Meritorious Service Medals along the way. He was also a full-time military technician for 25 years.

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