Cpl. Nielsen said:
There comes a time in every career with the 29th when you have proved your mettle in battle, successfully learning to move with your squad, watch their backs, and be an effective rifleman. That time is now for PFC Spradlin, who stands before you unworthy of just being a regular infantryman - he has earned his place among the expert infantrymen in CP1 and deserves the medal to show it. Congratulations on your Expert Infantry Badge Private! Well deserved!