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Guard sergeant honored for 38 years of service

Sergeant 1st Class Mary Reilly-Callahan received the US Army Meritorious Service Medal and a personalized unit award during her retirement ceremony on Saturday.

Staff Sergeant Evan Lane, 65th Public Affairs Operations Center/US Army National Guard

Sergeant 1st Class Mary Reilly-Callahan received the US Army Meritorious Service Medal and a personalized unit award during her retirement ceremony on Saturday.

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Sergeant 1st Class Mary Reilly-Callahan, who served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard for 38 years, was honored in a ceremony Saturday. Reilly-Callahan has worked in medical and human resource positions, including tours in Kuwait and Iraq during the operation that ousted Saddam Hussein. She received separate certificates of appreciation from President Obama and Governor Deval Patrick, as well as a Army Meritorious Service Medal, during an award ceremony at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford.

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