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On July 13, 2012, Hensley Meulens received royal decoration of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from Consul General Bart van Bolhuis. Meulens was conferred status of Ridder in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau. (In layman's terms, he was honored with knighthood status.)

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