(WAFB) - A Larose, Louisiana soldier has been named Soldier of the Year by Army Times.
Staff Sergeant Joseph Fontenot was honored at an award ceremony in Washington, D.C. Tuesday.
U.S. Senator David Vitter attended the ceremony to congratulate Fontenot in person. "Through his service to both our country and our communities, Staff Sgt. Fontenot represents the best of our American values," Vitter said. "It was an honor to recognize him with this award, and I thank him for his work and sacrifice."
Fontenot is currently stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky as a field artilleryman.
Senator Vitter submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record recognizing Staff Sgt. Fontenot: