Governor Rick Scott today awarded 80 Florida veterans with the Governor’s Veterans Service Medal for their service to Florida and the nation.
Governor Scott said, “This week, we paid tribute to the fallen heroes of our Armed Forces on Memorial Day. It is so important that we appreciate and honor the service of our Armed Forces not just on holidays, but every day. I’m incredibly proud today to honor these brave men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting the families of our great nation and present them with the Veterans Service Medal.”
The Governor highlighted the following Florida veteran at today’s ceremony:
First Sergeant Daniel Cabrera
First Sergeant Daniel Cabrera enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1984 serving as a cavalry scout and transitioned to the Florida Army National Guard in 1988 as an Observational Helicopter Repairman. First Sergeant Cabrera has served in multiple leadership roles including his current assignment as the First Sergeant Crew Chief of the 1-185th Assault Helicopter Battalion. During his nearly 30 years of service, he has been deployed twice to Iraq and once to Kosovo. His outstanding service has been recognized with several decorations, including three Army Commendation Medals, two National Service Defense Medals, two Humanitarian Service Medals and the Combat Action Badge.