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PATRIOTS AWARD

The National Patriots Award is the highest award given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.  It is presented to a distinguished American who exemplifies the ideals that make this country strong.  Recipients of this rare and unique award have demonstrated their dedication to freedom, their love for fellow man, and their allegiance to our flag with a full understanding of its demands.  It is the Society's way of recognizing those who have devoted themselves to keeping America strong and a beacon of liberty to people throughout the world.

Patriots Award Recipients

1968 Charles Johnson, Jr. President, New York City District Council
1969 Colonels Bob & Mack Kriendler New York Restaurateurs
1971 The Honorable Peter J. Brennan U.S. Secretary of Labor
1972 David J. Mahoney
1973 George Meany President, AFL-CIO
1974 The Honorable J. Strom Thurmond U.S. Senator from South Carolina
1975 The Honorable F. Edward Herbert Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
1976 The Honorable Carl B. Albert Speaker of the US House of Representatives
1976 Bob Hope Comedian, Actor
1977 Jimmy Stewart Actor
1979 Will Rogers Humorist, Actor
1981 Philip C. Habib Ambassador (Peace Seeker)
1983 The Honorable Ronald W. Reagan President, United States of America
1985 The Honorable Robert F. Chapman Judge, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, South Carolina
1986 Mrs. Albert D. Lasker Cancer Research/Philanthropist
1986 General William C. Westmoreland U.S. Army (Retired)
1987 The Honorable James H. Webb, Jr. Secretary of the Navy
1989 Lee A. Iacocca Chairman and CEO, Chrysler Corporation
1991 John G. Rangos, Sr. Chairman and CEO, Chambers Development Co
1992 Dan Quayle Vice President, United States of America
1992 Lee Greenwood Musician, Entertainer
1993 John Warren Chairman and CEO, SCANA Corporation
1993 H. Ross Perot Industrialist, Entrepreneur
1994 William Coors Chairman, Coors Brewing Company
1995 Archbishop Philip M. Hannan Former Archbishop of New Orleans
1995 George H. Bush Former President, United States of America
1995 G. Fred DiBona Chairman of Independent Blue Cross, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1996 The Honorable Floyd D. Spence Chairman, House Committee on National Security
1996 The Honorable John P. Murtha, Jr. U.S. Congressman, Pennsylvania
1997 Helen Robson Walton & Family Wal*Mart Stores
1998 The Honorable Robert Dole U.S. Senator from Kansas
1998 Elizabeth Dole President of the American Red Cross
1999 Pete Wilson Former Governor of California

The 2000 Patriot Award was presented to five athletes, each representing all members of their particular sport, in recognition of the important role pro sports has played in the morale of our men and women in the service.

2000 David "The Admiral" Robinson  (Basketball)
Brooks Robinson  (Baseball)
Gene Fullmer  (Boxing)
Arnold Palmer  (Golf)
Pat LaFontaine  (Hockey)
2001 Richard J. Egan US Ambassador to Ireland
John Hodowal Chairman & CEO, Ipalco Enterprises
2002 General H. Norman Schwartzkopf U.S. Army, Retired
2003 John Mahaffey
2005 The Honorable John McCain U.S. Senator from Arizona

 

Bob Hope
Award for Excellence in Entertainment


1998 - Carl E. Mundy
Major General, USMC (Retired)
Accepting on behalf of the USO
1999 - Stephen Ambrose
Author/Historian
2000 - Bill Mauldin
.Cartoonist (best known for creation of "Willie & Joe" in World War II)
2001 - John McDermott
Celtic Tenor
2003 - Mike Radford
WWII Memorial Organizer
2005 - Wayne Newton
Mr. Las Vegas and popular entertainer to American troops for 40 years.

John Reagan "Tex" McCrary
Award for Excellence in Journalism


1997 - Bernard Shaw
CNN News Anchor
1998 - Mike Wallace
CBS News Correspondent
1999 - Tom Brokaw
NBC News Anchor/Author
2000 - Paul Harvey
Radio Commentator
2001 - Tim Russert
NBC News
2002 - Tom Jarriel
ABC's 20/20 News Magazine
2003 - David Bloom (Posthumously)
2005 - Joe Galloway &
            Lt. Gen. Harold Moore (Ret.)
Authors "We were Soldiers Once"

 

 

Distinguished Citizen Award


Patrick Henry Hayes - Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas
C. Douglas Sterner - Historian/Author
Raymond L. Collins - Historian
Michael A. Cody - Hometown Heroes Project
Thomas A. Cottone, Jr. - Special Agent, FBI
Robert Rawlings - Publisher, The Pueblo Chieftain
Robert F. McDermott - First Dean of USAF Academy
Colonel Steve dePyssler - Veterans Advocate
Steve Weyher -
Owner/Manager of Golden Corral
Anthony J. Principi -
Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs

There have been as many as ten additional recipients of the Distinguished Citizen Award.  If you are aware of any recipients I have missed, please contact me.

 

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