Thursday, April 29, 2010

Awarded for Combat Art

 Last Saturday night, I was honored to be invited to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation's 2010 Awards Dinner, where I  was selected to receive the Colonel John W. Thomason, Jr. Award for combat art, specifically for my work from deployments to Afghanistan and Haiti.

It's a huge honor, and something that I will be proud of years from now when I look back at my time as a combat artist. To be honored for doing the best you can at what you are called to do, and what you love to do, is truly rewarding.

5 comments:

Beverly said...

Congratulations to you, Kris. You are very deserving.

Kristopher Battles said...

Thanks, Beverly! I appreciate it.

Mike Sears said...

Sgt,

Congratulations!

S/F

Gunner Sears (ret)

Jo Castillo said...

Kristopher, many congratulations to you! You are so deserving. You have done your job well.

Charles said...

Congratulations. I came to your website via the NYTimes article about Marine combat artists. I just wanted to say, Semper Fi! -- Chuck Baldock, Cpl. USMC, COMCABWEST, Graphics Specialist, 4611; 1991-95.