Narissia Skinner, from Horry County, was awarded the U.S. Army’s Steel de Fleury Medal by Lt. Col. John T. Litz, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, on behalf of Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, Chief of Engineers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Skinner was recognized for her significant contributions to the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment in demonstrating excellence over her six-year span of service in the Corps in Charleston. Her volunteerism and self-improvement have aided in her support to her forward-deployed teammates in Afghanistan.
Skinner serves as the family readiness coordinator in the Charleston District. In this role, she works to aid Charleston District employees who have volunteered to serve in Afghanistan. This support includes sending care packages and posters, as well as ensuring that their families who remain at home receive any support they need.
The de Fleury Medal was named in honor of Francois-Louis Teissedre de Fleury, a French engineer in the Continental Army whose courage demonstrated in a desperate battle at Stony Point, New York in 1779 led to the Continental Congress striking a medal in his honor for courage and boldness.
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Skinner grew up in the South Conway area, and is a graduate of Conway High School.