Sen. Coons, Gov. Markell to Receive Charles Dick Medal of Merit Saturday

Jan 11, 2013 -- 12:47pm

Delaware Senator Chris Coons and Governor Jack Markell will receive an award from the National Guard.

Coons and Markell will be awarded the Charles Dick Medal of Merit tomorrow morning during the Delaware National Guard’s Senior Leaders Conference at Dover Downs. The award is named for Major General Charles Dick, the man behind the Dick Acts of 1903 and 1908, which laid the foundation for the National Guard as we know it today.

The awards ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m. Delaware National Guard Major General Frank Vavala and 500 Delaware Guard members will be in attendance. The keynote speaker will be Lieutenant General Joseph Lengyel, the Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau.

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