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    GIANTS' COACH TOM COUGHLIN TO RECEIVE OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SERVICE AWARD

    GIANTS' COACH TOM COUGHLIN TO RECEIVE OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SERVICE AWARD

    "For years, Tom Coughlin has honored the servicemen and women who, as he likes
    to put it, allow us to "sleep under the blanket of freedom."


    This month, one branch of the military will return the favor by honoring the
    Giants' coach.




    On May 23, Coughlin will be one of five recipients of the Outstanding
    Civilian Service Award, the third-highest public
    service honor
    the U.S. Army can bestow upon a civilian. The award will be
    presented to Coughlin by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the current Chief of Staff of
    the Army, a Dover native, an avid Giants fan and a close friend of Coughlin, at
    Quarters One (the home of the Army Chief of Staff) in Arlington, Va.




    Among the others scheduled to be honored that day are: Ravens coach John
    Harbaugh and Bob Delaney, a Paterson native and former NBA referee who now works
    with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.




    Coughlin is being recognized for his work with active military personnel,
    such as his taking part in the NFL-USO Coaches Tour of the Persian Gulf three
    years ago, and his acknowledging veterans, as he does each Veterans Day by
    inviting Wounded Warriors to practice and to that week's game. In 2008, Coughlin
    took the team to Walter Reed Medical Center before the visit to the White House,
    where they were honored by then-President Bush. The team is planning to involve
    service members in this year's visit as well.

    Coughlin, who shows
    reverence toward the troops during each game's National Anthem
    , has also
    welcomed Lt. Col. Greg Gadson into the Giants' inner circle since former
    assistant coach Mike Sullivan introduced Gadson to the team in 2007.
    Gadson, who lost both of his legs in Iraq, will remain an inspirational
    presence for the Giants, despite Sullivan's joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers'
    staff this offseason. Gadson also has a a role in the movie Battleship
    and will attend the premiere aboard the USS Intrepid on Tuesday. Justin Tuck is
    scheduled to attend the screening."
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    Re: GIANTS' COACH TOM COUGHLIN TO RECEIVE OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SERVICE AWARD

    Tom Coughlin is an outstanding Coach, and an even better human being.

    Giants fan since the early 80s

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    Re: GIANTS' COACH TOM COUGHLIN TO RECEIVE OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SERVICE AWARD

    [quote user="ny06"]Tom Coughlin is an outstanding Coach, and an even better human being.[/quote]

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    Re: GIANTS' COACH TOM COUGHLIN TO RECEIVE OUTSTANDING CIVILIAN SERVICE AWARD



    TC is a great man!




    and he does this in addition to putting together a world championship professional football team!




    well done TC!





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