Recipient Name:  Al Tessmann
, Recipient Age:  50
, Branch of Military:  Army
, Dates Served:  1982-2005
, Military Rank:  E-7
, Highlights of Military Service:  Started out as a mechanic in the 961st in Wisconsin.  Worked way up to E-6 and promoted to E-7 at 432nd Civil Affairs.  Served in Iraq in 2004.