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Brice honored with Army medal

Brigitte A. Brice, a 1983 graduate of Bemidji High School, has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal by the Department of the Army.

Brice, who serves in the U.S. Navy, received the medal, along with accompanying coins, by Brigadier General Randal A. Dragon for "exceptional meritorious service" in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

"Your hard work, dedication to duty and warrior spirit ensured successful mission accomplishment," the award states.

"Your selfless service reflects great credit upon yourself, the United States Division-South and the United States Army."

Brice is the daughter of Jane and Gunter Brakner of Bemidji.