Staff Sgt. Sam Schaefers, of Watertown, formerly of Polo and Miller, was named the South Dakota Army National Guard’s Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year for 2013.
Spc. Dalton DeBoer, of Clear Lake, was named Soldier of the Year. Both soldiers are members of Watertown’s Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion.
The NCO and Soldier of the Year titles are the top honors that can be bestowed upon enlisted personnel in