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)
|2016||William M. Marrs||Heart of Texas|
|2012||Tom Lawrence||Paul Carrington|
|2003||Hon. Nathan E. White||McKinney|
|1998||Allan M. Henshaw||Paul Carrington|
Texas SAR Compatriots Who Have Been Awarded the State Medal of Distinguished Service (Silver)
|2023||Sam Massey||Paul Carrington|
|2020||Drake M. Peddie||Plano|
|2018||Larry G. Stevens||PineyWoods|
|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|