For retired colonel Kenneth Lassus, seeing his son accept an award for helping the Global War on Terrorism was nothing less than an honor. "We can't say enough how proud we are of him," Kenneth said.
Brett Lassus, an engineer by trade, spoke about going overseas, "It really never occurred to me almost 10 years ago and when the opportunity came I said sure I can go over there."
He travelled to the Middle East nearly a dozen times in 3 years, serving with 2 dozen others as the eyes and ears for AMRDEC. Lassus commented, "I never expected anything like this. I thought it was part of my job." He also said that getting recognized for being an AMRDEC liaison engineer comes as a surprise and an honor.