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Needham woman is hailed by Obama for aid to Afghan widows

Susan Retik Ger received the 2010 Citizens Medal from President Obama yesterday. She said Afghan widows are “still very much in need.’’ Susan Retik Ger received the 2010 Citizens Medal from President Obama yesterday. She said Afghan widows are “still very much in need.’’ (Win Mcnamee/Getty Images)
By Katrina Ballard
Globe Correspondent / August 5, 2010

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A Needham woman who lost her husband in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and cofounded an organization to improve the lives of Afghan widows received the 2010 Citizens Medal from President Obama at a White House ceremony yesterday. (Full article: 388 words)

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