Friday, April 17, 2015

UPK author receives Marine Corps Heritage Award

University Press of Kentucky author David J. Bettez is the recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Colonel Joseph Alexander Award for his book Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC.

The Marine Corps Heritage Awards are presented by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation annually to both Marines and civilians in recognition of outstanding work aiding in the expansion and preservation of Marine Corps history.

The Colonel Joseph Alexander Award commemorates the life of Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, a combat veteran, prominent military historian, and author of numerous books. It is awarded to those who write an excellent biographical or autobiographical piece of literature on the life of a Marine. Each winner receives a cash prize and a medallion along with an engraved brick placed in Semper Fidelis Memorial Park adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Bettez will receive the award April 2 at the Heritage Foundation’s annual award ceremony, held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia.

For more, read the complete news release.

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