‘Broncos’ honor exceptional volunteers

| March 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Spc. Hillary Rustine
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division



SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Broncos,” 25th Infantry Division, honored exceptional volunteers at a ceremony, here, March 1.

The members of the 3rd BCT community were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Bronco Brigade and its families. Volunteers were recognized for donating time, such as serving as a family readiness leader or coordinating car washes for donations that fund company functions.

“We are so proud of our brigade volunteers,” said Kristina Cusatti, family readiness support assistant, 3rd BCT. “Our Soldiers work hard, and these volunteers work hard, as well, to help keep our Soldiers and families motivated, informed and taken care of.”

Angela Craft, whose husband is with 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, received the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, which is equivalent to a Soldier’s Army Achievement Medal.

“I feel honored by this; it’s the first time that I have been honored through the military,” Craft said.

“There are so many that are more deserving of this honor,” added Theresa Brabner, who also received the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.

Her husband is also with the 2nd Bn., 27th Inf. Regt., 3rd BCT.

“It’s an honor; I love helping our Soldiers in any way I can,” said Catharine Pellegrino, who received the Army Certificate of Appreciation.

Pellegrino was recognized for her outstanding leadership and dedication to the Soldiers and family members of Company C, 2nd Bn., 35th Inf. Regt., 3rd BCT, where her husband serves.

Hollie Williams received the Army Certificate of Appreciation for service to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd BCT.

“I feel very shocked,” she said, “I’ve never gotten recognition for being a volunteer.”

Achievement Medal for Civilian Service

Theresa Brabner

Angela Craft

Certificate of Appreciation

Catharine Pellegrino

Hollie Williams




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