U.S. Army Europe sergeant named top USO volunteer for 2011

August 23, 2011

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany – A U.S. Army Europe surgical technician has been named the USO's Volunteer of the Year.

Sgt. Milfred Williams of USAREUR's 160th Forward Surgical Team in Miesau, Germany, was named the top USO volunteer worldwide for 2011.

According to the USO website, the volunteer awards honor "the incredible dedication of our USO volunteers ... by recognizing those who have gone above and beyond in supporting our troops" by demonstrating their commitment to the USO mission.

The site praises Williams efforts on his job and the extra effort he goes to, to volunteer with the Kaiserslautern USO.

"Sgt. Williams works well over 60 hours a week in his often stressful job with the United States Army and still manages to volunteer his time every Friday night and every weekend at the USO Kaiserslautern’s Warrior Center," the site says.

The sergeant said he finds the award a bit overwhelming.

“It is a great and humbling honor to receive this recognition from the USO, considering there are so many extraordinary volunteers in this wonderful organization around the globe,” said Williams.

Williams will be presented the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., October 6.

For more information on USO's volunteer awards visit the program's website.