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New York Giants Coach Tom Coughlin Honored With Outstanding Civilian Service Award

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin will receive the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award Wednesday night, and the 65-year-old Coughlin is thrilled by the honor. Coughlin will be one of five people to be honored.

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"I'm very humbled in receiving this honor, and I look forward to spending an evening with General [Raymond T.] Odierno and the other people being honored," Coughlin said. "It's an honor to be in that company and to realize the historical significance of where we will be once this takes place tonight... where all the chiefs of staff who lived and going way back to the 1800's and what this represents in terms of our support for the military, our men and women who serve our country. If you think back going all the way to back to 9-11 and how that changed the way, I hope, all Americans feel about our armed forces, the changing of the way in which war is conducted... what they do for us on a daily basis, so we can work in this great National Football League and all Americans can sleep under the blanket of freedom. It is a very, very humbling experience that I'm looking forward to."

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The award will be presented at Fort Myer in Virginia.

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