Make my Day
This man was in Captain Neal’s doghouse during most of my tour and Neal was always looking for punishment that would change his behavior (no such luck). Bad duty was a military favorite punishment but not much was worse than our normal daily chores, so sending him to base camp would have been a reward. Shortage of men during most of my tour made sending someone to another unit a last resort.
Because medals were a reward for good work and behavior I am surprised he got this Army Commendation Medal.