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|Paynesville Press - March 9, 2005|
Local soldier recognized by general
First Lieutenant Jackie Osterhaus was one of 30 Army Reservists to be recognized by Lt. General James Helmly, the commanding general of the Army Reserve, for participation in Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom.|
Osterhaus, a physician assistant, served overseas from July 2003 to May 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served for three months in Kuwait, performing post-deployment health assessments, and them moved into Iraq, where she continued to process post-deployment health assessments under difficult travel and combat conditions. She also performed combat health care and battlefield medicine.
First Lieutenant Jackie Osterhaus (right) recently was one of 30 Army Reservists to receive special recognition in Washington, D.C., from Lieutenant General James Helmly (left), the commanding general of the Army Reserve, for participating in Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom.
For her efforts in Iraq, Osterhaus has been nominated for a Bronze Star by her superior officer.
Osterhaus, a member of the 367th Engineering Battalion, based in St. Cloud, has served in the Army Reserve for four and a half years. She is currently the rear detachment commander of the headquarters company of the 367th Engineering Battalion, which is deployed to Afghanistan.
Osterhaus started working for the Paynesville Area Health Care System in January.
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