Leaders recognized at Yongsan induction ceremony
Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Abbott, command sergeant major of Installation Management Command Korea, spoke at the induction ceremony on Yongsan Garrison July 28.

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - An induction ceremony was held here July 28 for the Sgt. Audie L. Murphy Club, Gen. Paik Sun-yup Leadership Award and Dr. Mary E. Walker Award.

The awardees and guests gathered at the Multipurpose Training Facility after a luncheon at Yongsan Main Post Club.
Gen. Paik Sun-yup didn't attended the ceremony, but 8th U.S. Army Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Robert Williamson took his place.

A video titled Aca,!A"I am the SergeantAca,!A? showed how noncommissioned officers have served as leaders throughout the U.S. Army's history.

Soldiers in historic uniforms formed a v-shaped line on stage during the narration. Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Abbott, command sergeant major of Installation Management Command Korea, was the guest speaker for the ceremony.

Aca,!A"Do everything you can do both individually and collectively to improve your fox hole,Aca,!A? said Abbott.

Sgt. Audie L. Murphy, Gen. Paik Sun-yup and Dr. Mary E. Walker all led from the front.

Sgt. Audie L. Murphy was a war hero who earned a battlefield commission for his courage and leadership, as well as every medal for valor that America awards. He was also awarded three French medals and a Belgian medal during World War II. The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductees are NCOs who lead their Soldiers by example.

Gen. Paik Sun-yup is the first Republic of Korea Army four-star general. He participated in all ten of the major campaigns of the Korean War. The award is given to Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers.

Dr. Mary E. Walker is the only woman in United States history to receive the Medal of Honor. She served as an unpaid volunteer in various camps and a hospital for Native American troops. She set the standard for helping to improve quality of life. The award is given to civilian employees.

Sergeant Audie L. Murphy Club Inductees
Sgt. 1st Class Miriam Prince, 557th Military Police Company
Staff Sgt. Darnell M. Belin, 501st Special Troops Battalion
Staff Sgt. Sarah Delvalle, 557th Military Police Company
Staff Sgt. Nathan Gonzales, 142nd Military Police Company
Sgt. Phylicia Daley, 61st Maintenance Company
Sgt. Karil M. Moore, 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
Sgt. Alejandro Morlote, A Battery, 1/38th Field Artillery Battalion

General Paik Sun-yup Leadership Award Recipients
Sgt. Han Gam-jae, 665th Movement Control Team
Sgt. Lee Seong-hyeon, United States Army Garrison-Humphreys
Cpl. Eem Sung-hyun, United States Army Garrison-Humphreys
Cpl. Jung Hyun-w., B Company, 4/7 Cavalry Battalion
Cpl. Jung Min-sung, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 19th Expedtionary Support Command
Cpl. Kwak Chang-hyun, United States Army Garrison-Humphreys
Cpl. Lee Dong-h., C Company, 1/72nd Armor Regiment Battalion
Cpl. Lee Jeong-w., B Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion
Cpl. Lee Sang-h., B Company, 1/72nd Armor Regiment Battalion
Cpl. Lee Seung-hoon, United States Army Garrison-Humphreys
Cpl. Yi Jin-o, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison-Daegu

Dr. Mary E. Walker Award Recipients
Mrs. Carol Cruz, Military Sealift Command
Mrs. Tania Diaz, 121st Combat Support Hospital
Mrs. Kathy L. Harlan, 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
Mrs. Shirley M. Joseph, Headquarters Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison-Daegu
Mrs. Katherine A. Turner, 557th Military Police Company

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