The Patriot Medal is the highest award presented to a Compatriot by a State Society and recognizes long, faithful, outstanding, and distinguished service at the state and/or chapter level.
The Patriot Medal is awarded only by a State Society and may be presented only to an individual.
Service at the national level is not considered in making the award. A representative cannot accept the Patriot Medal. .
Limitations on Presentation: The Patriot Medal may be awarded annually by any state society. State societies with fewer than 500 members may present no more than one medal each calendar year. State societies with 500 to 1000 members may present two medals each calendar year. State societies with over 1000 members may present one medal for each 500 members.
Subsequent Presentation NOT Authorized: A Compatriot may receive this medal only once.
The medal is sterling silver and bears the portrait of Compatriot General of the Army Douglas MacArthur on the obverse within the inscription, “The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.” The reverse is inscribed “Awarded to for Patriotic Service by the Society SAR” and the compatriot’s name and date of presentation. The medal is suspended from a chest ribbon of royal blue color. The design for the medal was selected by Compatriot MacArthur. He received the first medal, presented posthumously at his tomb in Norfolk, Virginia, on October 19, 1964, where it is on permanent display.
Clearwater Chapter Patriot Medal Recipients:
1970 – Bickford E. Sawyer
1973 – Clarence L. Hewitt, Jr.
1975 – Luther F. Gerhart
1980 – Carleton E. Fisher
1993 – Winthrop A. Young
2004 – Charles H. Schafer
2005 – Grant R. Wallin, Jr.
2007 – Gene C. Brown
2009 – Leon Hammock
2011 – Nelson Weeks Jantzen
2014 – Danny Robert Hooper
2018 – Alfred Parks Honeywell
2019 – James Lewis Gibson
2020 – COL Patrick Jay Niemann