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Two Hometown Servicemen Honored with Awards

BY MELANIE WADE –

Two hometown servicemen, one just beginning a career in law enforcement and one deep into his military career, were honored with prestigious awards recently.

Christopher Gordon graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy in October and received awards for his excellence in certain fields of the program. Gordon earned a first place commendation for physical fitness and a second place commendation in firearms. He was also honored to deliver the invocation and the benediction.

Will Roberts, also a hometown native, has made a lifelong career in the military. Although Roberts is enlisted in the United States Airforce, he serves as a Special Forces Operator for the U.S. Navy Seals. For his dedication and efforts, Roberts was awarded a medal as the Best Operator in Special Forces in a recent ceremony.

Both are natives of Mena and graduates of Mena High School. Christopher Gordon is the son of Chris and Julie Gordon. Will Roberts is the son of Wes Roberts and Leshia Roberts.

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