U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal David Stephen Caudill, son of David and Jackie Caudill of Letcher, recently received a certificate of commendation from Lt. Colonel K.L. Moody, commanding officer of the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion in Kings Bay, Ga.
The commendation says Caudill showed “superior performance in his duties while serving as a waterfront restricted area reaction force team leader . . . Lance Corporal Caudill’s superior tactical acumen and outstanding performance during the nuclear technical proficiency inspection were particularly noteworthy. His diligent efforts directly resulted in the command receiving an overall grade of satisfactory.
“Lance Corporal Caudill displayed flexibility and willingness to go above and beyond what was required during the exceptionally long hours of arduous preparation and drilling. His vigilance on behalf of the many organizations charged with the safety and security of strategic weapons has been nothing short of exemplary. Lance Corporal Caudill’s initiative and professionalism reflected credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.”