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Military honors Ennis man

Major Dale A. Cope, much-decorated serviceman and EHS grad of 1978, was honored recently at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas on his retirement from the 184th Maintenance Squadron. Cope is the son of Ennis residents Carl and Marion Cope, both active in the local Jack Lummus VFW Post 7106.
Cope’s awards and decorations during his military career include: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Combat Readiness Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Small Arms Expert Marksmansip Ribbon, Air Force Training Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Liberation Medal from the Government of Kuwait and the Kansas Air Guard Service Medal.
At the event attended by friends, family and fellow service personnel, Cope was further awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, conferred by Lt. Col. Tokarz, a retirement certificate presented by Col. Roebuck and a flag presentation by Col. Garvey.
Cope and wife Karen now live in San Antonio.

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