An Oregon National Guard unit has been honored for its service in Iraq from July 2007 to April 2008.

KEX radio reports The 234 Engineer Company was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation in a ceremony at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore., on Saturday.

The unit was honored in part for taking initiative and improving all area of its operations while providing logistical support to combat forces.

Each individual soldier has been given a ribbon to wear on their dress uniforms.