Sons of Confederate Veterans honor local Junior ROTC cadet

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From left, Steven Jones (US Army Veteran) Camp #706 Member; Jr. ROTC cadet PO3 Perla Cervantes; and, Richard Turner (US Navy retired) Camp #706 Member

BAYBORO – Sons of Confederate Veterans Private Charles Frederick Harget Camp #706 recently presented the group’s ‘H. L. Hunley Jr. ROTC Award’ to cadet PO3 Perla Cervantes of Pamlico County’s Naval Jr. OTC Program.

According to Pamlico’s Senior Naval Science Instructor Commander Mike Robinson, Cervantes “is a squared away cadet who is very active with the unit’s academic and orienteering teams. We expect bigger things from her as she continues in the program.”

This is the second year that Camp #706 has presented the H. L. Hunley Jr. ROTC Award to a cadet at Pamlico High School.


The H. L. Hunley Award was created by the South Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, to recognize deserving Jr. ROTC cadets who have demonstrated the qualities of Honor, Courage, and Commitment to his or her unit throughout the school year.

The award honors the crews of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy vessel in combat. Typically, the award is given to a rising second year cadet identified by his Jr. ROTC instructors and is presented by a member of the local Sons of Confederate Veterans camp.

The H. L. Hunley Award is presented to all branches in the Jr. ROTC program.