• 66°

Cress to receive Bronze Star

SALISBURY — Military veteran Sgt. Rodney Cress will be presented the Bronze Star Medal with Valor device this morning in a ceremony being held at The Event Center.
Cress, who served in the United States Army, as an infantry squad leader, Charlie Co., 2nd of the 7th, 1st Calvary Division (airmobile), during the Vietnam Winter-Spring Campaign as a Non-Commissioned Officer in a 10-man patrol.
The patrol’s job on March 7, 1971 was to scout an area for nearby enemy forces that might pose a threat. The patrol came upon a few unfinished enemy bunkers and were surrounded.
Cress positioned himself and his squad, getting them out of harms way. He also “took out” several enemy combatants that were firing from a nearby bunker.
This medal is given for acts of bravery and heroism.
The award ceremony, located at 315 Webb Road, was set up by Sen. Richard Burr and will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Cress’ platoon leader, Lt. Doug Paetz, realized Cress had not received the distinction and in March 2011 made the recommendation to the Army.
The process took nearly a year and Cress was notified a month ago.

Comments

Comments closed.

Business

County begins accepting restaurant grant applications

Crime

Blotter: Salisbury man charged with nine more felony sex offenses

Nation/World

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Nation/World

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new solar wings

Nation/World

Cuomo sorry for remarks aide ‘misinterpreted’ as harassment

Nation/World

Trump calls for GOP unity, repeats lies about election loss

Education

Rowan County administers 700 vaccines, with majority going to local educators

Crime

Shoplifting at Walmart presents challenge for Salisbury police

Local

Commissioners will hear details about changes to solar energy policies

Business

After overcoming obstacles, local barber Daniel King earns registered status

Lifestyle

39th annual K12 student exhibitions go virtual

Business

Biz Roundup: Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Salute to Agri-Business’ at March Power in Partnership

Local

Local legislators back bills ranging from new restrictions on sex offenders to Holocaust education

News

After surviving COVID-19 scare, Lois Willard set to celebrate 100th birthday

High School

Carson rolls over South 41-0 as about 600 allowed in to see season opener for both

Education

East Spencer after-school program looks toward opening, nonprofit status

Lifestyle

Frank Ramsey inducted into the NC Military Veterans Hall of Fame

College

Livingstone’s Stoutamire inducted into 2021 CIAA Hall of Fame

Nation/World

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus

13 deaths reported in Rowan, county stresses need to receive second dose

Coronavirus

10% of Rowan residents receive first dose; eight COVID-19 deaths reported this week

News

North Carolina State Highway Patrol commander to retire

Education

UNC School of the Arts may go for online learning due to COVID-19 spread

Coronavirus

Greensboro site to administer 3,000 daily vaccine doses starting March 10