Houston resident Rudolph “Rudy” Blahnik was one of two men honored at a ceremony Sunday by Missouri Lt. Gov Peter Kinder.

Blahnik and Lewis McReynolds, of Willow Springs, were two of 34 Missouri veterans from around the state to receive the 2016 Veterans Service Award, which is given to veterans who provide exemplary volunteer service. The ceremony was at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 473 in Cabool.