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Midlands Soldier Honoured With Defence Forces Award

Private Greene photographed with President Michael D. Higgins and Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett

Private Damien Greene received the honour at a ceremony at Aras an Uachtarán.

A midlands soldier has received the Defence Forces Values Champion Award for 2020. 

Athlone's Private Damien Greene was presented with the honour at a ceremony at Aras an Uachtarán.

He overcame a struggle with alcoholism, trained in suicide awareness and returned to service after a two year battle with cancer.

Speaking at the event President Michael D Higgins said Óglaigh na hÉireann has a huge impact on the lives of people around the world:

Private Greene has been chatting to Midlands 103's Ellen Butler about turning his life around and helping to support others now:

Private Greene with his wife Christine and President Michael D. Higgins.

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