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THE ARCHIVE OF AMBASSADOR KENNETH M. QUINN
FROM THE MISSISSIPPI TO THE MEKONG
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The Distinguished Service Award

In September 1983, US Air Force General (and Iowa native) Richard Lawson traveled with former Iowa Governor Robert Ray to Vienna, Austria to present to Ambassador Quinn the Defense Department Distinguished Service Award. Ambassador Quinn's two sons--Davin and Shandon--were with him. Mrs. Quinn was in the hospital having just given birth to their daughter Kelly, whose name was first revealed by Ambassador Quinn at this ceremony. Ambassador Quinn received the award for his exceptional leadership over a 4-year period in reforming and enhancing the Iowa National Guard, while serving as a member of Governor Ray's staff in Des Moines.

 

Receiving the Distinguished Service Award

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