Gov. McCrory Honors National Guard Tank Crew

Published: Aug. 20, 2016 at 3:58 PM EDT
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Governor Pat McCrory spent time Saturday at the North Carolina National Guard's 2016 Leaders Workshop honoring a tank crew.

The four-member crew is based in Southern Pines and won the 2016 Sullivan Cup at Fort Benning, Georgia back in May during a six-day competition against 15 other teams from across the country.

Gov. McCrory presented each team member with a Governor's Coin. The team is made up of: crew commander, First Lieutenant John Dupre of New Bern; crew gunner, Sergeant Curtis Bowen of Winston-Salem; crew loader, Specialist Brandon Sinor of Morehead City; and crew driver, Specialist Phillip Hill of Greensboro.

The Governor also recognized Lieutenant Colonel Miriam Martinez, who served at the governor's Office of Federal Relations in Washington, D.C. from 2014 to May of 2016. Martinez will be promoted to Colonel in October.