With a group of cadets who worked with the Senior Olympics in the background, M/Sgt. Donald Hemphill receives the NW La. District Senior Olympics Distinguished Service Award for 2012 from Doyle Blasingame.Click photo to enlarge. .
The Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge cadets received NW La. District Senior Olympics’ Distinguished Service Award Thursday at Camp Minden.
Master Sergeant Donald Hemphill, commandant of the program, accepted the award from District Coordinator Doyle Blasingame on behalf of the cadets who staffed five events during the 20th renewal of the district competition which concluded May 19 with track and field evets. “Your cadets performed duties assigned them eagerly and well,” Blasingame told M/Sgt. Hemphill. “Their service was a great aid to us and to our comptitors.”
The cvommandant said his cadets looked forward to service such as what they performed with the Senior Olympics for the second year in a row,