Earlier this month, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army, Leo G. Pullar presented NSL with a Department of the Army Certificate of Appreciation Award. Colonel Pullar is the Commander at the Yakima Training Center and a patient of Dr. Tony Ha. Colonel Pullar and his family are leaving the Yakima Command for another assignment and he wanted to express his heartfelt appreciation for the “Team” and all the wonderful care he received while here. The certificate and plaque is hanging in the front lobby with the other awards for NSL if you would like to read it personally. It says:
Certificate of Appreciation
NORTH STAR LODGE
For outstanding performance in support of Military Service Members, Retirees, Department of Defense Civilians and their Families. The care provided by the entire North Star Lodge team to those stricken by this horrible disease is absolutely incomparable. the skills, knowledge, and attitude possessed and exhibited by each and every member of the NSL team is inspiring and reflects great credit upon you, your team of teams, and the Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
June 30, 2009
Colonel Puller was very complimentary of the care and respect he received from every staff person he encountered at NSL. He said “the ARMY does a great job of creating teams, but your team is one of the best I have ever seen”.
What a tremendous compliment to you all.