Ohio Military Reserve Staff Psychologist COL (OH) Katherine Platoni PsyD, DAAPM, FAIS COL (RET), US Army, was honored Wednesday evening, November 4th, at the annual Ford Oval of Honor awards held at the United States Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

The mission statement of the Ford Oval of Honor program is to recognize common individuals who walk and live among us who have demonstrated an “uncommon” commitment to defend the cause of freedom in service to our country.

The Ohio Military Reserve is proud to congratulate COL(OH) Platoni for her award and admire her as one of many OHMR soldiers who bring honor and decades of experience to our ranks.

Dr. Platoni said “I am no hero. I treat them. I walk among them. There is no greater privilege. The real heroes are the ones who never made it back. I am one of the lucky ones. I am hardly deserving of this honor. I am just doing my job and continuing to serve. This is my mission, my calling. This justifies my existence as a Fort Hood Massacre survivor. I would rather die FOR something than FROM something. Thank you, one and all, for your kind words of love and support. These are among my most precious gems, as are each of you.”

CLICK HERE – to watch a video about COL Platoni receiving the Ford Oval of Honor Award.

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