Big Thicket employee honored for Heroism

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Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokpetz is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, July 4th, Park Ranger Michael Hughes was honored with a Department of Interior Valor Award, for outstanding performance and bravery while responding to the May, 2016 flooding throughout Southeast, Texas.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke presented Ranger Hughes and others with citations during the Department’s 2017 Independence Day celebration in the Main Interior Building in Washington, DC. The citation of Valor awarded to Ranger Hughes cites his heroic efforts to rescue local Southeast Texas residents from rapidly rising waters and extreme flooding conditions.

 

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