Chicago woman wins veterans' award


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 9:53 am
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CHICAGO (AP) Officials with the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs are honoring a Chicago woman who served in the U.S. Navy.

State officials have named Meosha Thomas as the January's Veteran of the Month. It's an award that recognizes veterans who give back to their communities.

Thomas was an information systems technician for more than nine years. She was injured in 2006 and retired from the military.

Since then, state officials say she's served as an employment specialist for veterans at the Illinois Department of Employment Security and helped veterans with career readiness.

She'll be honored this week in Chicago.














 




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