At a recent stated meeting of Elizabethtown DeMolay, Daniel L. Sellers was presented with the DeMolay International Patriotic Service Medal denoting his service to the United States of America. Mr. Sellers, a 2016 graduate of Elizabethtown Area High School and DeMolay member since 2011, shipped to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri last June and spent ten weeks there for basic training. From there, he continued to Fort Eustis, Virginia, for training as a 15U CH-47 Helicopter Repairer. On January 31, 2017, he graduated as a Private First Class and was recognized as the Distinguished Honor Graduate. He currently assists the Drill Sergeants at the local Recruit Sustainment Detachment where he helps prepare new PA Guard recruits for basic training by teaching them basic ‘warrior tasks and drills.’ In the Fall he will begin attending classes at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove where he is hoping to be a member of ROTC through the Pennsylvania National Guard.
In presenting Bro.Sellers with the Patriotic Service Medal, Past Master Councilor Tim Nevil explained that this is a new award that was introduced in November 2016 by DeMolay International Grand Master Bill Sardone as a way to recognize those in the DeMolay Family who are serving their country in the military. Daniel is the first DeMolay in Pennsylvania to be recognized with this distinctive medal.