DAR National Defense JROTC Medal awarded to FPHS student

Pictured receiving the Daughters of the American Revolution, National Defense JROTC Medal is Headquarters Company Commander, Cadet Captain Rebecca Riddle, Junior, Fort Payne High School, JROTC.  With Miss Riddle, left is Instructor John M. Walker, Lieutenant Colonel US Army, retired; Martha Stanley, Phillip Hamman Chapter Regent; Miss Riddle; and Susan Dooley, Chapter Chair for National Defense Committee. To receive this honor, Riddle has demonstrated excellence, dependability, good character, adherence to military discipline, leadership and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.  Instructors of the JROTC program at Fort Payne High School are John M. Walker, Lieutenant Colonel US Army, retired and Joseph Maks, Sergeant First Class, US Army, retired.  Rebecca’s parents are Thomas and Kristy Riddle. Photo contributed by Gwen Williams.

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