Waddill UDC presents Military Service Awards

The Joanna Waddill Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy presented Military Service Awards on May 11.

Durell Spivey, who served in the Army as a technician fourth grade, received the National Defense Medal from Chapter Chairman of Military Service Awards Jan Grace. He accepted the Korean Military Service Medal for his brother, Ferrell Haynes Spivey, who was a Marine sergeant.

Murry Wilson, Army 78th medical supply platoon technician fourth grade, received the WWII Cross of Military Service posthumously. His daughter, Marian Harden, accepted the award on his behalf. Brenda Perkins received the National Defense Medal for the Vietnam era. She was a Navy communications technician third grade.

State Second Vice President Linda Palazzo presented the Louisiana Scholarship to Amanda Fontenot, a Central High School graduate with a 4.0 grade point average. She will attend the LSU School of Music with a focus on music education.

Chaplain Margaret Tyler conducted a memorial service for deceased chapter members Barbara Roberts, Mildred Villarreal, Genevieve Dewitt, Pauline Jobe, Thelma Abadie, Winifred Severance, Cheryl Singhal, Bernadette Williams, Robinette Atkinson, Eula Lipscomb and Dianna Rizzutto.

UDC membership is open to women 16 or older who are blood descendants of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America or gave material aid to the cause. Also eligible are women who are blood descendants of UDC members or former members. Contact Jan Grace, jang12@cox.net.

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