Award for Service to Families

 

Written by Sgt. Scott Faddis

Published April 06, 2004

   

Sundee Peterson is presented a plaque for her service to families in the 19th Special Forces.  (From left to right) 2nd Lt. David Jones, Sundee Peterson and Col. (R) Fred Allen
Photo By Sgt. Scott Faddis


Sundee Peterson is presented a plaque for her service to families in the 19th Special Forces.  (From left to right) 2nd Lt. David Jones, Sundee Peterson and Col. (R) Fred Allen

Murray-The Association of the United States Army, Utah Chapter held a luncheon at the library to honor  soldiers and supporters for recent service.

    The April 6th luncheon was part of the groups' general membership meeting.  Col.(R) Fred Allen presented awards to family support workers.  Lynnette Wright, from the Reserves, and Sundee Peterson, from the Utah National Guard, were both presented with plaques for their hard work and long hours supporting the families of deployed soldiers. 

    The Association honored Peterson for her work as the 19th Special Forces family support coordinator.  Peterson started in May, 2003, as a volunteer, working with her husband's company.  In July, many of the Special Forces units were deployed and Peterson responded by working diligently to establish and improve the family support system.

    "Sundee was an obvious choice for this award," said 2nd. Lt. David Jones, family support coordinator for the Utah National Guard.  "When her husbands' unit was deployed she went into overdrive, giving 110% effort into the program."