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Atmos Energy Managers receive Department of Defense Patriot Awards

LENEXA, Kan. – Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve a Department of Defense program, announced that Dave Harsin and Bart Armstrong, with Atmos Energy, were awarded Patriot Awards for their outstanding support of a member of the Kansas Army National Guard.

Harsin and Armstrong were nominated by Maj. Eric Gant a member of the Kansas Army National Guard in Topeka.

According to Rod Moyer, ESGR State Chair, “The Patriot award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees who, like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation’s call to serve.  When members of the National Guard or the Reserve answer their nation’s call, the effects of their absence go beyond themselves and their immediate families. The regular full-time employers of those deployed Soldiers must account for their absence and motivate the staff left behind to cover down on duties that would otherwise be left undone.”

The award was presented by Diane Boeger, Kansas ESGR area chair.

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