Marine, American Idol Receives Medal
| | July 28, 2004
1ST MARINE CORPS DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS --
Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Gracin, American Idol 2 alumni, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal July 28, by Col. Warren J. Foersch, commanding officer, 1st Marine Corps District, Garden City, N.Y. According to the citation, Gracin received the award for his outstanding support of the 1st MCD’s recruiting mission, making appearances at more than 20 events that generated in excess of 500 prospecting leads. Additionally, through radio, television, newspaper interviews and fans attending his performances, an estimated 500,000 positive impressions were made. After fulfilling his duties in the Marine Corps in the coming months, Gracin will head to Nashville to join his family and further pursue his music career.
(USMC Photo by Cpl. Matthew F. Orr)