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Gene Simmons receives patriotism award

Posted November 11th, 2013 @ 12:29pm

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Gene Simmons is getting recognized for his efforts in supporting U.S. troops. 

The KISS bassist was honored last week with the Charles Durning Patriotism Award.  He received the award at a Disabled Veteran Business Alliance event in Hollywood on Thursday. 

The honor is named for the late actor Charles Durning, who was also a decorated World War Two veteran.  After the ceremony Simmons tweeted photographs from the event along with a picture of his award, which he says he was "proud to receive." 

Simmons has shown his support for members of the military in a number of ways, including giving veterans jobs.  He's actively sought to hire those who've been in the service at his Rock & Brews restaurants. 

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