Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

Army Reserve Soldiers Nominate Supervisors for Patriot Award

Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

Army Reserve Soldiers Nominate Supervisors for Patriot Award

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ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.-Two local Army Reserve Soldiers nominated three of their supervisors at the All Children's Hospital and presented the Patriot Award to them for their outstanding support of them and other employees who serve in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Staff Sgt. Timothy Heskin is a patient administrator with Co. B, 345th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) in Jacksonville, FIa., and an intensive care unit technician for the All Children's Hospital. He nominated, Tami Lawrence, assistant director of the Patient Intensive Care Unit and Alice Pengra, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse 1 and 2 for their support of his military service.

"Tami and Alice understand what Soldiers go through, the stress and pressures of doing my military job, training and having the mental conflict of worrying about my civilian job. They never question my duty to the Army," said Heskin.

Pfc. Zachary Logodny, an anesthesia technician also with the 345th CSH and a surgical technician at the All Children's Hospital, nominated Liz Satterfield, operating room director. "My supervisor has given me the ability to keep my Army job. She verbally supports the Army, my mission and what I do in the Reserve," said Logodny.

According to Heskin, "All I need to do is give Tami a set of military orders and my battle training assembly schedule, and she will excuse me from my hospital responsibilities."

"I took the time to nominate my supervisors for the Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award because they deserved to be recognized for giving me the ability to do both jobs. …

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