Springfield soldier receives Army Commendation Medal


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A Springfield soldier has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

Cpt. Travis Hilligoss received the medal during a ceremony at Camp Lincoln in Springfield Thursday.

Hilligoss was nominated for the award by Col. Joseph Schweickert, Chief of Staff, Illinois Army National Guard.

"Captain Hilligoss's initiative, innovative thinking and leadership helped ensure success of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) rotation. His service established a remarkable example for Soldiers and Commissioned Officers to emulate," said Schweickert.

Maj. Gen. Michael Zerbonia, Assistant Adjutant General-Army, Illinois National Guard, presented the award to Hilligoss during the ceremony.

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