Kentucky Marine Recruiter Honored by Louisville Armed Forces Committee with 2013 "Patriot Award"

LAFC  "Patriot Award" 2013

Louisville, Kentucky; May 17, 2013:  Staff Sergeant Douglas Sholl, USMC, Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville, Louisville Substation, Louisville, Kentucky, was honored with a Louisville Armed Forces Committee (LAFC) "Patriot Award" during its annual Armed Forces Day dinner at the Galt House Hotel and Suites (Archibald Cochran Room). Staff Sergeant Sholl was publicly recognized for his outstanding performance of duty, dedication, professionalism and patriotism, and was congratulated by General John F. Campbell, US Army, Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army and Mr. Houston Mills, Jr., President, Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK). Staff Sergeant Sholl accepted this award before fellow Marines from Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville and spouses, who were his guests for this traditional formal military dinner dating back to 1919. The MCCCK salutes and congratulates Staff Sergeant Sholl on this prestigious award.  Each year during Armed Forces Day celebrations, it if fitting that we as a united Marine Corps community recognize the contributions of our local Marine Corps active duty and reserve units. During the past year (2012), the Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville continued the tradition of identifying and recruiting quality young men and women for service to our nation as United States Marines. In direct support of the Global War on Terror in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Marine Corps Reserve, Company E, 4th Tank Battalion, Fort Knox, Kentucky deployed from April to November 2012, and Marine Corps Reserve, Military Police Company A, Lexington, Kentucky, with specialized training in vehicular convoy security, provided a platoon sized element for integrated security of multi-service supply operations. Since 2008, the Marine Corps community in Kentucky has been responsible, either directly or indirectly, for generating over $308,000 in support of wounded and injured Marine nationwide, through a supportive partnership with the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.  Photograph (L to R): Gen John F. Campbell, USA, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; SSgt Douglas Sholl, USMC; and Mr. Houston Mills, Jr., President, MCCCK (Photo by Ed Armento, MCCCK)