Bravo Zulu to PO2 Nicholas Lamendola, who has been awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. From the PVSA website:
"In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too."
PO2 Lamendola volunteered with many organizations, mostly with Mobile Loaves and Fishes, making, packing, and distributing prepared meals to the homeless in Austin, Texas. He also served with: Honor Flight, Lake Travis Thrift Shop, Brookdale Assisted Living, Destination Imagination, and Partners in Hope.
The Alamo Battalion is proud of PO2 Lamendola, whose volunteer activity exemplifies the value of service before self and is an example to the younger Cadets he leads.