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Round Lake soldier wins award

Illinois Army National Guard Specialist Jovany Padilla of Round Lake receives a certificate of achievement from Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mollusky after being named “Soldier of the Year.”
Illinois Army National Guard Specialist Jovany Padilla of Round Lake receives a certificate of achievement from Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Mollusky after being named “Soldier of the Year.”

ELGIN – Illinois Army National Guard Specialist Jovany Padilla of Round Lake has been named Soldier of the Year of North Riverside’s 198th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, according to a news release.

Padilla was recognized as the battalion’s Soldier of the Year on Sept. 8 at the battalion’s annual military ball at the Holiday Inn in Elgin.

Padilla, a member of the battalion’s 3625th Component Repair Company, had competed in the battalion’s Best Warrior Competition the previous weekend.

Padilla will now compete in the 108th Sustainment Brigade’s Best Warrior Competition.

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