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Jack Hughes (left) and Gary Duncanson shown with Mr. Hughes 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation

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Gary Duncanson remarks during the Congressional Veteran Commendation for Jack Hughes

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Gary Duncanson (center) congratulating Jack Hughes (left) during the Congressional Veteran Commendation ceremony. Congressman Sam Johnson on far right.

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Recipients of the Congressional Veteran Commendation

Congressman Sam Johnson Event Honors Hometown Heroes, Veterans For Their Dedication and Service to Country

Allen, Texas (November 11, 2014) – Gary Duncanson, President and CEO of No Magic and a distinguished Member of the Congressional Veteran Commendation Selection Board, joined Congressman Sam Johnson and other CVC Board members in honoring hometown heroes and veterans at the 2014 Congressional Veteran Commendation event held November first in Plano, Texas. The CVC board is comprised of impressive individuals dedicated to serving as leaders in their communities and country.

The CVC ceremony is an opportunity to highlight and bring honor to those who have faithfully served our nation. The program runs in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress. Congressman Sam Johnson, as a lawmaker and veteran, works tirelessly on behalf of U.S. military personnel and veterans and has nominated a distinguished selection board, which serves as advisors to assist with nominations and the selection of commendation recipients.

Mr. Duncanson presented one of the nine commendation awards during the ceremony to Jack Hughes, an outstanding military veteran, community leader, and exemplary American from the Third District of Texas for his service to community and country. Following Mr. Duncanson's commendation remarks from the House of Representatives Congressional Record, Jack Hughes was presented with the formal commendation and framed flag presented by Congressman Sam Johnson.

"I am humbled and proud to be part of the CVC board and to be serving along side Congressman Sam Johnson and the other distinguished board members in the Congressional Veteran Commendation initiative which recognizes our veterans and community heroes," said Gary Duncanson. "It is truly an absolute privilege for me to continue my family's legacy of giving, which honors my father and brother for their lifetime of public service on behalf of our veterans, troops and nation," he added.

During the ceremony, nine recipients were presented with the Congressional Veterans commendation: Judge Don Stevenson, Jack Hughes, Gil Benoit, Donald Sams, Cliff Sosamon, Christopher DeBord, James Knabel, Mike Martin and Robert Paulk.

Mr. Duncanson is president and CEO of No Magic, a veteran-owned software firm in Allen, Texas. In 2012, Mr. Duncanson received the prestigious Patriot Award in recognition of his support of the U.S. Military and for hiring veterans. A son of a veteran, Mr. Duncanson has consistently gone above and beyond to support veterans and their families. He also worked for the U.S. Military in the Naval Warfare Assessment Center and currently works with the Department of Defense.

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