Subject: Kopassus Awards SBY with Honorary Status for His Support and Dedication

Received from Joyo Indonesia News

The Jakarta Post [web site] August 20, 2009

President receives honorary status from Army's Special Forces

photo: Honorary Status: Indonesian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Agustadi Sasongko Purnomo awards President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono the Honorary Medal For Brevet in Cijantung, East Jakarta, on Thursday. (JP/P.J.Leo)

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono received honorary status Thursday from the Army's Special Force Command (Kopassus) for his support and dedication to develop the force.

The award ceremony was held at Kopassus' headquarters in Cijantung and led by Indonesian Army Chief of Staff Gen. Agustadi Sasongko Purnomo.

The President also witnessed a performance by the Kopassus counterterrorism unit, escorted by Agustadi and Kopassus commander Maj. Gen. Pramono Edhie Wibowo.

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