Several U.S. Army Europe journalists won or placed high in the Department of the Army’s 2002 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Journalism Awards Competition.

The competition, which recognizes excellence in journalism, is named in memory of Ware, a former Army chief of public affairs who received the Medal of Honor in World War II and was killed while commanding the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1968.

USAREUR honorees in the print competition are:

• Magazine-format publication — 3rd place, Guardian East, Kosovo, 114th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, New Hampshire and Vermont National Guard.• News articles — honorable mention, Arthur McQueen, headquarters USAREUR public affairs office, and Spc. Jessica Abner, 354th MPAD, Bosnia and Herzegovina.• Story series — honorable mention, David Ruderman, 104th Area Support Group based in Hanau, Germany.• Single/stand-alone photograph — honorable mention, Melody Joy Fields, 414th Base Support Battalion, based in Hanau.• Photojournalism — 2nd place, Arthur McQueen, HQ USAREUR PAO.• Moss-Holland Civilian Journalist of the Year — 3rd place, David Ruderman, 104th ASG.• Senior-level writing — 2nd place, Master Sgt. Thomas Hayes, 114th MPAD.• Field newspapers — honorable mention, Vanguard: Victory Strike III Edition, HQ, V Corps and 100th MPAD, Texas Army National Guard.• Special Achievement in Print Media — 2nd place, Command Information Division, USAREUR PAO; and honorable mention — Crusader, 98th ASG, based in Würzburg, Germany.

A 23-member panel of judges reviewed the submitted material earlier this month. The judges were from either the commercial media, academia or Department of Defense communities. They reviewed 230 print and 80 broadcast submissions.

Top entries will be forwarded to the Department of Defense for the Thomas Jefferson Competition. American Forces Information Service is scheduled to announce results May 5.

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