The Prattville Dragoons represented by Commander Waldo and Comm Officer Spears presented the H. L. Hunley Junior ROTC award to Cadet Christian Smothers at Stanhope Elmore High School in Millbrook Wednesday morning, April 15. The evening of April 9th, past Commander Bill Myrick presented the award to a JROTC cadet at Prattville High School. The awards were well received by the cadets.
Because of the naval theme of the award, the program was initially developed for Navy and Marine Corps JROTC Units in the state of South Carolina only. After many inquiries from the Army and Air Force the Program was expanded to not just Army and Air Force Units in South Carolina, but throughout the country. The award should go to a rising second year cadet who has demonstrated the qualities of Honor, Courage and in particular Commitment to his/her unit throughout the school year. These same qualities were those demonstrated by the courageous crew of the H.L. Hunley.
This is another example of SCV Camp 1524 making a positive difference in the community.