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Major Sarah Smith presents flag to Madison County lawyers

Major Sarah Smith presents a flag that flew in Afghanistan to Madison County Bar Association President Elizabeth Levy in appreciation of the support she received during her deployment.
Major Sarah D. Smith presented a flag that was flown in Kabul, Afghanistan in honor of the lawyers of the Madison County Bar Association to President Elizabeth Levy at the February meeting of the MCBA. The flag was flown over the Camp Phoenix Compound on Law Day (May 1) 2009 in appreciation for all the e-mails, care packages and support Major Smith received from the members of the Madison County Bar Association during her deployment both in Kosovo and in Afghanistan. The certificate accompanying the flag was signed by the Commanding General, General Steven Huber, and by the Command Sergeant Major of the 33rd Infantry Combat Team, Sergeant Major Mark Bowman. Major Sarah Smith was awarded the Bronze Star for her recent service. She was initially deployed to Kosovo for 12 months. Following two months back home, she was then deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, where she was the Chief of Operational Law for a task force of 7,500 soldiers. Major Smith provided guidance and advised the soldiers on the Rules of Engagement and the Law of Armed Combat. She returned to Illinois in December of 2009 and continues to serve as a Senior Defense Counsel for the Illinois National Guard and also works for Jeff Ezra at Ezra and Associates. The lawyers of the Madison County Bar Association honored Major Smith with a standing ovation and presented her with flowers. According to President Elizabeth Levy, “These flowers are a small token showing our appreciation of Major Smith’s service to our country and her dedication to the rule of law and to the Madison County Bar Association.”
Posted on March 1, 2010 by Chris Bonjean