MOREHEAD CITY, N.C., --
The Carteret Country Chamber of Commerce honored Cpl. Grace L. Waladkewics during the Service Person of the Quarter luncheon in Morehead City, N.C., Feb. 20.
Waladkewics is a combat correspondent with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. As a combat correspondent, she works to highlight the mission of Cherry Point and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. During her off time, Waladkewics devotes countless hours to helping members of the local community.
“Being recognized as the Service Person of the Quarter is an honor,” said Waladkewics. “I love getting my fellow Marines involved in volunteering and showing them how much fun it can be.”
According to Waladkewics, as she continues her career in the Marine Corps, she will continue volunteering and encouraging peers to follow suit.
“I love meeting new people and plan to continue looking for ways to be involved in my community,” said Waladkewics.
According to Mike Barton, the director of Public Affairs at Cherry Point, Cpl. Waladkewics is a positive role model for fellow Marines and members of the local community. Volunteering at more than a dozen local organizations, Waladkewics embodies the Corps spirit of service.
“Cpl. Waladkewics uses the Marine Corps’ core values daily and demonstrates them to her Marines through her actions,” said Barton. “She devotes herself to both her job and to the community as she has completed hundreds of volunteering hours.”
Waladkewics, a native of Millstone, N.J., has served as a role model to both her fellow Marines and members of surrounding communities since arriving at Cherry Point in 2013, said Barton.
“Waladkewics consistently helps others,” said Barton. “She is constantly finding new places to volunteer and invites fellow Marines to join her in her community service efforts.”