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Bassett of Kuhn North America Honored For Patriotic Support


September 5, 2019

Photo courtesy of Chris Campbell

From left: Bill Bassett, Engineering Manager and SPC Karl Shepard, nominator.

Bill Bassett, Engineering Manager of Kuhn North America, was presented with a Patriot Award on August 9th by Chris Campbell, Public Affairs Director with Wisconsin Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Army Reserve.

Bassett was nominated for being highly supportive of their military employee, Specialist Karl Shepard, a member of the Army Reserve. SPC Shepard says this about Bassett, "Bill and Kuhn North America have been very flexible with my schedule when needed, is very supportive and open to helping guard and reserve members whenever necessary."

The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation's call to serve.

"Supportive employers like Kuhn North America are vital to the success of our mission and the defense of this nation," said Mike Williams, Wisconsin ESGR State Chair. "The National Guard and Reserve Forces are the cornerstone of our national defense. Bill Bassett has provided outstanding support and has exhibited a patriotic spirit which is reflected in the significance of being a recipient of the Patriot Award."

ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. For more information about ESGR outreach programs or volunteer opportunities, call (800) 336-4590 or visit


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