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Pa. State Police Personnel Who Served Abroad Honored In Harrisburg 9/11 Tribute

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(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo) Tony Romeo
  Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio...
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) – In one of the first ceremonies that will mark the tenth anniversary of 9-11, Pennsylvania State Police personnel who’ve served in the military over the past decade were honored during an event near Harrisburg.

During a ceremony at a Navy base in suburban Harrisburg, Governor Corbett paid tribute to more than 300 members of the state police with military service since the terrorist attacks ten years ago.

“By wearing that second uniform – that uniform of our military – you have ennobled the uniform you are now wearing… the uniform of the Pennsylvania State Police,” said Gov. Corbett.

The guest speaker was controversial Iran-Contra figure, Col. Oliver North, who — in a lighter moment — seemed to allude to his past troubles when he noted that Corbett is a former US attorney.

“We were both in the Reagan administration at the same time. Somehow, the president never turned to Tom and said [imitating Reagan]: “Well, Tom… fine mess you’ve gotten us into now!”

North opined that contrary to media reports; Afghan forces are winning the war with training from American forces.

Reported by Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio

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