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