Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, Watertown Daily Times reported that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik met with and congratulated Fort Drum soldiers who won the all-Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team competition this year.

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Watertown Daily Times: Stefanik recognizes Fort Drum soldiers who won all-Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team competition

WASHINGTON — A group of Fort Drum soldiers visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday to be recognized as the all-Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team of the year, an honor that recognizes their skill and abilities in responding to explosive devices, soldiering, organizing and responding to technical and tactical situations.

The soldiers from Fort Drum, Staff Sgt. Tyler A. Grieve and Sgt. Tristin E. Lindsey, met with Congresswoman Elise M. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, who represents Fort Drum in Congress, as well as two leaders from the EOD Group Command Team – Col. Matt Kuhns and Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Issac Allender, while in the Capitol on Wednesday.

Grieve and Lindsey are a part of the 760th Ordnance Company, 192nd EOD Batallion, 52nd EOD Group, based out of Fort Drum. They competed in the all-Army contest in late April at Fort Liberty, North Carolina.

For their victory, Grieve and Lindsey were awarded Meritorious Service Medals and championship belts.

Stefanik, in a statement, said she was honored to meet with the two Fort Drum soldiers.

“NY-21 is incredibly proud of Fort Drum Staff Sgt. Tyler Grieve and Sgt. Tristin Lindsey who won the all-Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Year competition in April,” she said. “Staff Sgt. Grieve and Sgt. Lindsey prevailed over other highly qualified and well-trained EOD teams in the challenge that required responding to explosive devices, conducting night operations, completing a 12-mile ruck, along with various other missions. As Fort Drum’s chief advocate in Congress and as a member of the EOD Caucus, it was a pleasure and an honor to meet with these incredible service members.”