U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel A. King has been awarded the Army Commendation Medal.
The medal is awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, have distinguished themselves by acts of heroism, meritorious achievement, or meritorious service.
King is a drill sergeant at Fort Sill, Okla., and has served in the Army for nine years.
He is a 2001 graduate of Marion High School. Cathy M. Funk of Newton is his mother.