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1,338 TNI personnel in Lebanon receive UN Medal

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The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | World | Fri, July 06 2012, 8:43 PM
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As many as 1,338 Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel serving in the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission in Lebanon receive the honorary UN Medal for continuous unblemished service for at least six months, reported Friday.
The personnel are members of various Garuda Contingents (Konga) serving under the United Nation’s Interim Force mission (UNIFIL) in Lebanon.
UNIFIL Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Paolo Serra, congratulated the soldiers on the medal, saying: “This is the result of the professionalism shown by the Garuda Contingent during the peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.”
The contingents include the Force Headquarters Support Unit (FHQSU) Task Force, Konga XXIII-F/UNIFIL Mechanized Infantry Battalion (Indobatt), Sector East Military Police Unit (SEMPU) Task Force, Force Protection Company (FPC) Task Force, Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Task Force, Military Community Outreach Unit (MCOU), UNIFIL East Sector Staff personnel and UNIFIL headquarters staffs.
Serra was accompanied by Indonesian Ambassador for Lebanon Dimas Samudro Rum in symbolically attaching a medal to each contingent commander.
Also attending the ceremony were UNIFIL military officers, personnel from the Lebanon Armed Forces (LAF), Lebanese government officials, clerics, Indonesian citizens in Lebanon and local citizens.
TNI personnel during the ceremony various skills including Yong Modo military martial arts, debus (traditional Banten martial art) and dances from various provinces in Indonesia. (fzm/nvn)

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