Anacoco Town Council members and residents took the time to honor U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Nathan Akridge during the town’s regularly scheduled council meeting on Monday.

Arkridge has been stationed at Fort Polk and working with the surrounding communities for years and is moving on to his next station on Friday.

Akridge was presented with a commemorative plaque as the town of Anacoco expressed their gratitude for his service to the country and to Fort Polk, wishing him the best on his next station.

“I’m honored to have come to Fort Polk and been able to work with such supportive communities like this,” SSG Akridge said. “Being able to meet so many amazing people here in Vernon and Sabine Parish and to offer the assistance of Fort Polk and myself just feels like a true honor. When I’m leaving here Friday, it really feels like I’m leaving home.”

SSG Akridge worked in community relations and public affairs for the 3rd Brigade Combat team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Polk.

Akridge works with 22 communities within Vernon and Sabine Parish, providing soldiers, equipment and overall support during special events.

He will be replaced by Major Oliver Schuster, Public Affairs Officer of the 3rd Brigade Combat team, 10th Mountain Division.