Nov 10, 2015 12:29 PM

Coast Guardsman from Barnstead to be honored in Washington D.C.

CENTER BARNSTEAD - Students at Barnstead Elementary School had a special assembly today to honor the men and woman who have served in the military. One veteran was singled out as he will be recognized for an award next week in Washington D.C.

Chief Machinery Technician William Haynes of Barnstead had been in the Coast Guard for almost 16 years and recently returned from a fourteen month deployment. Haynes is one of six who will be honored next week as one of the recipients of the Grateful Nation Award from the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, more commonly known as JINSA. The award recognizes one person from each military branch annually for exceptional service in the War on Terrorism.

According to their website, "The Grateful Nation Award, established in 2003, is presented annually to six young heroes recognized for having distinguished themselves through superior conduct in the War on Terrorism. Honorees are chosen by their respective service and come from the enlisted, noncommissioned officer and junior officer ranks. Honorees represent each of the five branches of the U.S. military and the U.S. Special Operations Command."

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