Colonel Volk received this Meritorious Service Citation for his heroic rescue of people trapped in the Pentagon.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
U.S. TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL COMMAND
PERMANENT ORDERS 274-12
VOLK, MARK (SSN) COL Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, The Pentagon, Washington, DC
Announcement is made of the following award:
Award: Meritorious Service Medal (60LC)
Date(s) or period of service: 11 September 2001
Authority: AR 600-8-22, paragraph 3-14
Reason: For outstanding meritorious service.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:
DEBORAH W. IVORY
Chief, Military Awards Branch
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
TO ALL THOSE WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING: THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AUTHORIZED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 16 JANUARY 1969 HAS AWARDED THE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL TO COLONEL MARK VOLK OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR OPERATIONS
FOR outstanding meritorious service in risking his personal safety in order to rescue fellow soldiers and civilians following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Without regard for his own safety, Colonel Volk overcame shock, chaos, fire and deadly smoke to aid in the rescue efforts. Colonel Volk's heroic acts are a testament of his bravery and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
THIS 2ND DAY OF OCTOBER 2001
Permanent Order 274-12
Headquarters, U.S. Total Army Peronnel Command
Alexandria, Virginia 22332-0471
Kathryn G. Frost
The Adjutant General