Sullivan, MO – On Thursday, August 26, Sullivan VFW Post 3987 held a presentation ceremony for Staff Sergeant Kellis A. Richardson, to recognize his distinguished service to his county.
A crowd of nearly 75 veterans and well wishers were in attendance, along with the entire Richardson Family, including Kellis’ wife Amy, his parents Mike & Margaret, his brothers Michael and Jason, and his uncle Marvin.
Tod DeVeydt, candidate for District 111 State Representative, was master of ceremonies and presented the soldier a certificate of recognition, and a flag that had been flown in Kellis’ honor on July 4, over the Capitol, in Washington D.C.
Kellis Richardson is a Bronze Star recipient, has received two Army medals of commendation and eight Army achievement medals, has served three tours of duty in Iraq, and is currently deployed in Afghanistan. Staff Sergeant Richardson was on leave to celebrate the birth of his son, Kellis Jr.