| Joint Force Headquarters - Illinois National Guard | Oct. 21, 2019
Lt. Col. Justin Wilkerson, of Peoria, Illinois, 404th Manuever Enhancement Brigade, presents the Illinois National Guard Military Medal of Merit to 2nd Lt. Patrick J. Pendergast, of Plainfield, Illinois. Pendergast, who serves as a platoon leader in the 233rd Military Police Company based in Springfield, Illinois, was awarded the Military Medal of Merit for his contributions to the success of flood response operations during State Active Duty. (Photo by Maj. Dutch Grove)
Springfield, Illinois – Second Lieutenant Patrick J. Pendergast, of Plainfield, Illinois, received the Illinois National Guard’s Military Medal of Merit during a ceremony, Oct. 23, at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois.
Pendergast received the award for “outstanding achievement during State Active Duty for his contributions in the success of flood response operations along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers last summer.”
Pendergast is a platoon leader assigned to the 233rd Military Police Company, Illinois Army National Guard based in Springfield.