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Dix commander receives national infantry award

Col. Patrick Slowey, commander, U.S. Army Support Activity Fort Dix is awarded the Order of Saint Maurice by the National Infantry Association and the Chief of Infantry of the U.S. Army, Dec. 15. The OSM is an honor bestowed upon Infantryman and others who have served the Infantry community with distinction. Slowey, nominated for the OSM by Army Chaplain and OSM recipient Maj. Michael Pope, demonstrated a significant contribution in support of the Infantry. (Photo by Capt. Antonia Greene, 174th Infantry Brigade PAO)

Col. Patrick Slowey, commander, Army Support Activity Dix is awarded the Order of Saint Maurice (OSM) by the National Infantry Association and the Chief of Infantry of the U.S. Army, Dec. 15. The OSM is an honor bestowed upon Infantryman and others who have served the Infantry community with distinction.

Slowey, nominated for the OSM by Army Chaplain and OSM recipient Maj. Michael Pope, demonstrated a significant contribution in support of the Infantry. President of the NIA Patriot chapter, Lt. Col. Lee Elmore, commander, 1st Battalion, 307th Infantry presented Slowey the OSM medallion. Slowey's wife Kristin and their two sons along with more than three dozen soldiers assigned to ASA Dix, took part in the recognition at Timmermann Center.

"This is a real honor for an Infantryman. It tops the Legion of Merit I received at my last assignment," remarked Slowey. "I am truly touched and somehow you all managed to keep it under wraps. Thank you, this means the most to me." Other chapter members, Sgt. Major Ronald Klug and Master Sgt. Richard Weldon, Headquarters Battery, 72nd Field Artillery Brigade were also in attendance.