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Coughlin to be honored by U.S. Army

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tom Coughlin had a very busy schedule on Wednesday.

After conducting the Giants' first OTA workout of the offseason in the morning, with practically the entire roster in attendance, the head coach was on his way to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

On Wednesday night, Coughlin will receive the Outstanding Civilian Service Award from General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the United States Army.

"It’s a tremendous honor. It’s very, very humbling to be receiving this honor," said Coughlin. "I look forward to spending an evening with General Odierno and the other people that are being so honored."

The other honorees include Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and former NBA referee Bob Delaney.

The citation that will be presented to Coughlin by Gen. Odierno reads, in part:

Your generous outreach to servicemen and women and military families through opportunities to attend New York Giants practices and games and your visits with Soldiers have been remarkable. Your trip to Iraq and participation in the USO tour in July 2009 significantly improved the morale of our deployed Soldiers. The New York Giants players and coaches visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center following the 2008 Super Bowl victory tremendously improved the morale of our wounded warriors and was a testament to your continued substantial support to our wounded warrior program. Your selfless, outstanding efforts have had dramatic, positive impacts on the health of the force, our Soldiers and the United States Army.

This is the third-highest honor that the United States Army can bestow upon a private citizen.