Army Sgt. First Class Darin E. Bitts has been decorated with 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.

Bitts, an army national guard representative for the field artillery proponence office, is a member of the 428th Field Artillery Brigade, based at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He has served in the military for 28 years.

He is the son of Joyce M. Hahn, Princeton. His wife, Sheila, is the daughter of John A. and Goldie Hauser, Nevada, Mo.

Bitts is a 1982 graduate of Williamsburg High School.