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Fallen serviceman honored in Columbia Co.

COLUMBIA COUNTY -- On Monday, Columbia County paused to remember the life of a fallen serviceman.

Master Sergeant Benjamin Stevenson, a Kinderhook resident, was killed in action in Afghanistan during his tenth tour of duty in 2011. Congressman Chris Gibson was on hand for the ceremony. He says that Stevenson was a highly decorated veteran - the recipient of five Bronze Stars, a Purple Hearth and a Presidential Unit Citation.

The Columbia County Honor-A-Vet Committee recognizes a fallen veteran on the fourth Monday of each month from March through November.
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