Mark Schultz Honored by Dept. of Defense

Word Records’ critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Mark Schultz and his renowned music video, “Letters From War,” recently captured one of the first place honors at the 2003-2004 Department of Defense Visual Information Production Award for the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (CRC).
Telling the story of a World War II Soldier in the European theater and his faithful correspondence with his mother, Schultz’ “Letters From War” music video was an integral part of the CRC’s “Be Safe” campaign. The “period” aspect of the video establishes a strong symbolic relationship between the Soldier of “The Greatest Generation” with the Soldier fighting the War on Terrorism today.
The Department of Defense award ceremony was held at the Pentagon in the Hall of Heroes.  Administrative Deputy Secretary of the Army, Mrs. Sandra Riley and Mr. John Hooks, Director of Media and Marketing for the CRC, were present to accept the award.  The production was honored in the Internal/Public Information category.
“Letters from War” also garnered two more first place honors-First place in the Internal/Public Information category of the 2003-2004 Department of Army Visual Information Production Awards and the Barbara Rosser Award, the Army’s top award for a multimedia product for 2003-2004. Supporting Schultz’ radio hit from his current album, Stories & Songs, both the song and video further received nominations for this year’s Gospel Music Association 36th Annual Dove Awards being held in Nashville on April 13.


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