Vincent ROTC cadet honored

Published 12:15 pm Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vincent High School Junior ROTC cadet Jasmine Pritchett received one of less than 50 of American’s highest Junior ROTC decorations Oct. 8.

Legion of Valor member, Lt Col James Schlottman presented Cadet Lt Col Pritchett with the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement during a Harpersville Town Hall gathering. Less than 50 cadets have been honored with the Bronze Cross nationwide this year.

“Even though Cadet Pritchett is receiving this prestigious award, every member of the cadet battalion should be proud of the accomplishment,” Scholottman said. “Lt. Col. Pritchett is the recipient, in part, because of all the support provided by the members of the unit. This highest national Junior ROTC award is most significant because it is awarded to less than 50 high school Junior ROTC cadet each year.”

Schlottman is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation’s second highest decoration for valor for bravery in Viet Nam while in service with the 1st Cavalry Division in 1966. The Legion of Valor membership is comprised of recipients of the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Services Cross, Navy Cross and Air Force Cross. Vincent High Junior ROTC was honored to host Colonel Schlottman for such an extraordinary award for Cadet Pritchett.