Distinguished Service Medal

 

The National Society Medal of Distinguished Service, authorized in 1998, may be presented once during the tenure of a President General to a Compatriot for conspicuous service to the National Society during his administration.  It is presented at the discretion of the incumbent President General and does not require other approval.

The medal is diamond in shape with a blue SAR insignia surmounted on a white enamel background.  The National Medal is trimmed in gold leaf.  The ribbon is solid maroon.

The State Medal of Distinguished Service, authorized in 1998, is the highest Medal that can be awarded by a State Society President during each year of his term of office.  It is presented to a Compatriot for distinguished service rendered to the State Society on the state level during a State Society’s President’s term of office.

The Medal is diamond in shape, struck in sterling silver.  It has a blue SAR insignia surmounted on a white enameled background.  The State Medal of Distinguished Service is trimmed in silver leaf.  The ribbon is solid maroon.

 

Texas SAR Compatriots Who Have Been Awarded the National Society Medal of Distinguished Service (Gold)

Year Compatriot Chapter
2016 William M. Marrs Heart of Texas
2012 Tom Lawrence Paul Carrington
2003 Hon. Nathan E. White McKinney
1998 Allan M. Henshaw Paul Carrington

 

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Texas SAR Compatriots Who Have Been Awarded the State Medal of Distinguished Service (Silver)

Year Compatriot Chapter
2017 Rev. Dr. James C. Taylor San Antonio
2016 John C. Beard PineyWoods
2015 Tom M. Whitelock Dallas
2014 Russell M. Dart Cradle Of Texas
2013 Thomas I. Jackson Robert Rankin
2012 Raymond W. Cox PineyWoods
2011 Allan M. Henshaw Paul Carrington
2010 Thomas B. Green Alexander Hodge
2009 Stephen W. Rohrbough San Antonio
2008 Hon. Thomas E. Lawrence Paul Carrington
2007 Dr. Donald L. Pugh Cradle of Texas
2006 Richard L. Robinett William Hightower
2005 James G. Robertson Athens
2004 Clifford V. Slagle Dallas
2003 Hon. Nathan E. White Jr. Plano
2002 William M. Marrs Heart of Texas
2001 Robert W. Coker Dallas
2000 Clovis H. Brakebill Dallas
1999 E. Graham Martin Dallas

 

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