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Loudermilk Congratulates Travis Ellis on Citizen Honors Award

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Washington, March 31, 2017 | comments
Rep. Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement congratulating Mr. Travis Ellis on being the first native Georgian to receive the Citizen Honors Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:

“There is no one I know more deserving of this prestigious award than Travis Ellis. Why? Because I know Travis, and I know his work comes from deep in his heart. He is a true believer in what he does and in the veterans he helps. Travis is not just talking, he is doing; and that’s why lives are being saved. Congratulations Travis, we need more Americans like you!”

Background
The Citizen Honors Award is the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s highest award. Each year, this award is given to six heroes who have demonstrated courageous acts or selfless service in their communities. Recipients of the Medal of Honor were recently recognized at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia.

Ellis, a Georgian, received this award for his work with the Shepherd’s Men, a group he co-founded to raise awareness and support for the Atlanta-based Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative, which treats PTSD and Traumatic Brain injury in veterans. The Shepherd's Men is a group of active duty military, veterans and volunteers who come together to help care for and support these warriors in need.

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