Sergeant Recognized at White House for Service

(U.S. Army) A Soldier stationed at the Pentagon was recognized for his service during a Black History Month ceremony at the White House in February 2006

Staff Sgt. Shajn Cabrera met the President Bush and the Vice President Cheney, before the ceremony so the commander-in-chief could thank them for him and other African-American service members for their service.

“It was a real honor to be selected as the Army representative as a part of the African-American month celebration at the White House,” said Cabrera. “The event paid tribute to recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, our Armed Forces and the generations of African-American heroes who called upon our nation to live up to its founding promise of equality.”

Cabrera is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star for his service during initial combat operations during March and April 2003. Under his watch, his platoon suffered no casualties.

Cabrera, a native of Kinston, N.C., is currently assigned in the Office of the Sergeant Major of the Army.