CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. – Maj. James R. Olson, Fargo, received the North Dakota State Meritorious Service Medal at a ceremony Sept. 17.
Olson was honored for his efforts in coordinating and monitoring the work of more than 2,000 soldiers and airmen in eastern North Dakota during the spring floods.
Brig. Gen. Alan Dohrmann, who commands Multi-National Task Force-East, presented the award to Olson. Olson and the rest of the United States contingent of MNTF-E have been training at Camp Atterbury since August in preparation for deployment to Kosovo.
Olson works in the MNTF-E planning section.
Pictured above: Brig. Gen Dohrmann presents Maj. Olson the North Dakota State Meritorious Sevice Medal during the ceremony at Camp Atterbury.