Briest receives award for outstanding support

Briest receives award for outstanding support The South Dakota National Guard presented an award for outstanding support to a military member to Jenny Briest, Yankton, S.D., on Thursday night, Feb. 12, during the South Dakota National Guard's Legislative Dining Out ceremony in Pierre. Briest received this award for her outstanding care and support that she provided to her husband, Sgt. (Ret.) Corey Briest, member of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, after he was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) while serving in Iraq in Dec. 2005. "I feel honored to receive this award on behalf of my husband Corey and everyone that has supported our family through these difficult times." said Jenny Briest. "We are truly blessed to have such supporting family and friends, and thank the SD National Guard for what they have done." The Briest family has faced many challenges since Corey was injured by an IED, but Jenny has held the family together.  She was recognized for her tireless support and dedication to her husband Corey.

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