Daniel Guthrie Chapter

Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution

Chapter Recognitions, Awards and Contests

The Daniel Guthrie Chapter honors its members for their service to the SAR. The Daniel Guthrie Chapter also receives recognition for upholding SAR principals and resolutions.
 

Recognition of Members

War Service Medal:
SFC James C. Arnold, USN, Vietnam Service,
     USA, Ret., Korean Defence Service Medal
Colonel Dr. T. Rex Legler II, USA, Ret., Berlin Occupation
SGM Ronald E. Burkhart, Marine Corps, Ret., Vietnam Service
Captain Robert D. Howell Jr., US Navy Retired,
     Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Dr. John H. McGath, USN, Korean War and China Service Medals
     Indiana National Guard G 1948-1950, USN 1950-1954, USAF 1955-1961
Vernon L. Samuelson, USA, Vietnam Service
Fredrick B. Deckard, US Army Air Corps, WWII (Deceased)
Captain Don A. Sharer, USN, Ret., (Iran)
Major Gordon W. Bell Jr., USA, Ret., (Afghanistan)
MSG Paul G. Konkle, USAF, Ret., Korean War Service
LCDR Merlin E. Mundy, USN, Ret., Vietnam Service,
     Korean Defence Service Medal
SMS Bart Harrison Dye, Vietnam Service, AFEM Cuba, AFEM Dominican Republic (Deceased)
CPO Paul W. Schoonmaker, USN, Ret., Vietnam Service
William F. Fleetwood, USN, WWII
Alfred E. Pate, USN, WWII
Lee A. Thompson, USA, WWII
John R. Ginger, USA, WWII (Deceased)
LTC John S. Moore, Marine Corps, Ret., Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq
Richard K. Farlow, USA, Vietnam Service
CMS Allen G. Manning, USAF, Ret., Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,
     United Arab Emerites, Saudi Arabia
Clyde C. James, US Navy Air, Korean War
Timothy L. Samuelson, USA, Iraq
Major Ronald D. Knight, USA, Ret., Vietnam Service
Ward W. Moore, USA, WWII
CDR Lee A. Dodge, USN, AFEM, North Atlantic
Bobby E. Smiley,USN SS, Korean War Service


Purple Heart Pin:
SGM Ronald E. Burkhart, USMC Ret. (Vietnam)


Military Service Medal:
Compatriot Richard I. Bluck
Compatriot James A. Burton, US Army
Compatriot Father Charles M. Carpenter, USAF
Compatriot Jaines Dee Doane, US Army
Compatriot Jeremy Ethan English, US Army
Compatriot Richard S. Guthrie, US Navy
Compatriot Colonel Timothy K. Guthrie, USAF
Compatriot Lawrence V. Hammersley, US Army
Compatriot SGT Richard D. Hill, US Army Retired
Compatriot PO1 Stuart R. Holloway, USN
Compatriot PO2 Joshua L. Howell, Navy Active Duty
Compatriot LCDR Rober D. Howell Sr. US Navy Retired
Compatriot Floyd Kent Lawson, US Army
Compatriot Donald C. Perkins, US Army
Compatriot Colonel Alan J. Ross, USA Retired
Compatriot Don Sharp, Air National Guard
Compatriot SSG James W. Waggoner, USAF
Compatriot John Allen Williams, US Army
Compatriot Robert G. Wright Sr. US Marine Corps



Minuteman Medal:
2012 Compatriot Theodore Rex Legler II
2012 Compatriot Paul M. Wilke
2010 Compatriot Larry R. Perkins
John Kemper Carmichael


Patriot Medal:
2012 - Compatriot Robert P. Cunningham
2009 - Compatriot James Claude Arnold was presented the Patriot Medal by INSSAR President G. Tom Schnuck for notable SAR achievements for community service with the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Veterans (AMVETS).

Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr. for outstanding performance in the Chapter and as INSSAR Color Guard Commander South. Compatriot Howell has stepped forward and carried a heavy burden of responsibility for the Chapter and State.

Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock for his leadership from 1993-1998 as President of the Daniel Guthrie Chapter. His leadership held the chapter together during this time.

2002 Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II


State Medal of Distinguished Service:
2013 - Compatriot Robert P. Cunningham
2012 - Compatriot James C. Arnold
2011 - Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr.
2008 - Compatriot Dr. Theodore Rex Legler II was presented the INSSAR Distinguished Service Medal


National SAR Meritorious Service Medal:
2010 Compatriot Theodore Rex Legler II


SAR Meritorious Service Medal:
2013 - Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr.
2013 - Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock (Bronze Oak Leaf)
2012 - Compatriot Robert P. Cunningham
2011 - Compatriot James C. Arnold received the Meritorious Service Medal and Certificate from the VPG Dr. T. Rex Legler II NSSAR Central District
2011 - Compatriot SGM Ronald E. Burkhart
2008 - Compatriot James Claude Arnold received the INSSAR Meritorious Service Medal.
Robert D. Howell Sr.
2007 - Compatriot Arnold was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for a job well done as Chapter President 2005 and 2006.
2007 - Compatriot T. Rex Legler, II was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Ohio Valley Chapter for all the work he has done for that Chapter.
2000 - Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
1998 - Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock
1996 - Compatriot Louis Engles (deceased) Chapter President
1996 - Compatriot Arnold Hitchcock (deceased) Chapter Secretary
John Sheets


Silver Good Citizen Medal:
2011 - Compatriot James C. Arnold
2002 - Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
1998 - Compatriot John A Williams Sr.


Bronze Good Citizen Medal:
2011 - Christopher David Myers
2010 - April Legler received the National Bronze Good Citizen Medal at the 2010 SAR Congress in Cleveland, Ohio.
2008 - Compatriot Robert Paul Cunningham
Compatriot Jaines Dee Doane for his support of veterans in the VA hospital, Louisville, KY
SFC James C. Arnold for work with VFW, American Legion and AMVETS.
1997 - Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock


Liberty Medal:
2012 - Compatriot Ronald E. Burkhart
2012 - Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock
2012 - Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
2008 - Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr.
2007 - Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock
2007 - Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
2006 - Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
2003 - Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II


NSSAR Boy Scout Volunteer Award:
2007 Compatriot T. Rex Legler II


Service to Veterans Medal:
2013 Compatriot James C. Arnold (Silver Oak Leaf) presented by INSSAR President C. David Betzner
February 17, 2009 Compatriot James C. Arnold was presented the Service to Veterans Medal and Certificate by INSSAR Vice President Steve Oberlin.
John Sheets


SAR Medal of Appreciation:
2010 April Legler.

2009 April Legler received the National SAR Medal of Appreciation at the NSSAR Fall Leadership Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mrs. Betty Yoder


Martha Washington Medal:
2013 - Mrs. Betty Varble Bruton-Konkle

2013 - Mrs. Marge Howell (2nd Bronze Oak Leaf)

2011 - Mrs. Marge Howell received the Martha Washington Medal and Certificate from the VPG Dr. T. Rex Legler II NSSAR Central District.

2011 - Presented to Ngoc Thi "Kathy" Burkhart for her support in many parades and photography which provided the chapter's history book with pictures.

2007 - Presented to Mrs. April Legler for her contributions to the Daniel Guthrie Chapter and the INSSAR.

Presented to Mrs. Teresa D. Rutherford for her contributions to the Daniel Guthrie Chapter and the INSSAR Color Guard.

2006 - Mrs. Ruth Christine Cunningham received the Martha Washington Medal for her support in many parades and was/is the photographer that provided the Chapter with pictures for the web site.

Ngoc Thi "Kathy" Burkhart
Mrs. Marge Howell
Mrs. Jeanne Williams
Mrs. Betty Yoder


Lydia Darragh Medal:
2013 - Mrs. April Legler
2013 - Mrs. Marge Howell
2013 - Mrs. Chris Cunningham


Molly Pitcher Medal:
2013 - Mrs. April Legler


Daughters of Liberty Medal:
2011 - Mrs. April A. Legler received the SAR Daughters of Liberty Medal and Certificate from the VPG Dr. T. Rex Legler II NSSAR Central District.

Silver Color Guard Medal:
2012 - Compatriot James C. Arnold
2011 - Compatriot Ronald E. Burkhart
2011 - Compatriot James C. Arnold
2002 - Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr.


Bronze Color Guard Medal:
2011 - Compatriot Ronald E. Burkhart
Compatriot Jaines D. Doane
Compatriot Richard D. Hill
Compatriot Paul W. Schoonmaker
2009 - Compatriot Theodore Rex Legler III
2008 - Compatriot Robert Paul Cunningham
2005 - Compatriot James C. Arnold was presented the Bronze Color Guard Medal and Certificate from Roger Barnhart INSSAR President.
1999 - Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock
Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr.
Compatriot John Sheets



Gold INSSAR Service Medal:
2012 - Mrs. Chris Cunningham
2012 - Mrs. Marge Howell
2012 - Mrs. Marge Howell Gold Star (Second Award)
2011 - Mrs. April Legler
2011 - Compatriot Robert P. Cunningham
2009 - Compatriot James Claude Arnold
2009 - Compatriot Edward Elden Hitchcock
2009 - Compatriot Robert Dale Howell Sr.
2009 - Compatriot Dr. Theodore Rex Legler II



Silver INSSAR Service Medal:
2013 - Robert D. Howell Sr. (2nd Award)
2013 - Douglas T. Wilson
2012 - Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock
2009 - Compatriot James Claude Arnold
2009 - Compatriot Robert Dale Howell Sr.
2009 - Compatriot Dr. Theodore Rex Legler II



Bronze INSSAR Service Medal:
2011 - Compatriot Ronald E. Burkhart
2011 - Compatriot Rev. Charles M. Carpenter
2011 - Compatriot Richard D. Hill
2011 - Mrs. Marge Howell
2011 - Mrs. April Legler
2011 - Mrs. Kathy Burkhart
2009 - Compatriot James Claude Arnold
2009 - Compatriot Chris Cunningham
2009 - Compatriot Robert Paul Cunningham
2009 - Compatriot Terry Lee English
2009 - Compatriot Richard Douglas Hill
2009 - Compatriot Edward Elden Hitchcock
2009 - Compatriot Robert Dale Howell Sr.
2009 - Compatriot Dr. Theodore Rex Legler II
2009 - Compatriot Chris Myers
2009 - Compatriot John Sheets
2009 - Compatriot Neil Yoder

Certificate of Appreciation:
Compatriot Robert E. Burton for serving several months as Secretary (Acting)

Past President's Pin (State):
2010 - Compatriot Robert P. Cunningham for service
as INSSAR President 2009 - 2010

2009 - Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr. for service
as the INSSAR President 2007 - 2008.

2006 - Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II for service
as the INSSAR President 2005 - 2006.



Past President's Pin (Chapter):
2013 - Compatriot Terry L. English JD received the Past Presidents Pin and Certificate for 2011 & 2012 service as the Chapter's President.
2010 - Compatriot Ronald E. Burkhart received the Past Presidents Pin and Certificate for 2009 & 2010 service as the Chapter's President.
2008 - Compatriot Robert P. Cunningham received the Past Presidents Pin and Certificate for 2007 & 2008 service as the Chapter's President.

Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II for 2006 & 2007 service as the Chapter's President.

2007 - Compatriot James C. Arnold received the Past President Pin and Certificate for 2005 & 2006 service as the Chapter's President.

Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr. for service as the Chapter's President.

Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock for service as the Chapter's President.


Past President's Certificate (Chapter):
2006 - Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock was awarded the Past President's Certificate in recognition of his many years of service in the office of Chapter President.

SAR Robert E. Burt Boy Scout Volunteer Medal:
2007 Compatriot Theodore Rex Legler II


King Eagle Scout Scholarship Medal:
2008 Compatriot Dylan James Blackmer,
2008 Compatriot Andrew Scott Blackmer
2008 Compatriot Rowan Asher Jones
Compatriot T. Rex Legler III
Mrs. April Legler
Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II with 3 Palms



INSSAR Connor Prairie Medal:
Compatriot James C. Arnold
Compatriot Ronald E. Burkhart
Compatriot Robert P. Cunningham
Compatriot Edward E. Hitchcock
Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr.
Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
Compatriot T. Rex Legler III


Lifetime Membership Pin:
Compatriot James C. Arnold
Compatriot Larry G. Belcher
Compatriot Dylan James Blackmer
Compatriot Andrew Scott Blackmer
Compatriot Ronald E. Burkhart
Compatriot Robert P. Cunningham
Compatriot Robert D. Howell Sr.
Compatriot Rowan Asher Jones
Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
Compatriot T. Rex Legler III
George Washington Fellow:
2012 Compatriot James C. Arnold
2011 Compatriot Robert P. Cunningham
2010 Compatriot Ronald E. Burkhart
Mrs. April Legler
Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II

Center for Advancing America's Heritage Donor Medal:
Compatriot Dr. T. Rex Legler II
Compatriot T. Rex Legler III

Center for Advancing American Heritage $1,000.00 Contributors March 2010
T. Rex Legler III
Dylan James Blackmer
Andrew Scott Blackmer
Ronald E. Burkhart
Rowan Asher Jones

Eagle Scout Scholarship Contributors:
2010 - Ronald E and Kathy Burkhart
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Chapter Awards



2012 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter received a Flag Streamer for participation in the 230th Anniversary of the Battle of Blue Licks, Kentucky August 19, 1782

2012 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter received a Flag Streamer for participation in the 238th Anniversary Point Pleasant Battle Days at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

2011 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter received a Flag Streamer for participation in the 237th Anniversary Point Pleasant Battle Days at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

2011 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented a Flag Streamer for participating in the Fort Laurens wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier

2010 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented a Flag Streamer for participation in the 236th Anniversary Point Pleasant Battle Days

2010 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented a Flag Streamer for participation in Honoring George Rogers Clark

2010 - 2011 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented a Flag Streamer for participation in the Contribution to CAAH Flag Streamer

2009 - 2010 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented a Flag Streamer for participation in the Contribution to CAAH

April 2009 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented the Golden Bear Award for best large sized Chapter in INSSAR.

2008 - 2009 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented a Flag Streamer for participation in the Contribution to CAAH

July 2008 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented the Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Jr. certificate of recognition for Partners in Patriotism Program at the NSSAR National Convention by the President General

April 2008 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented the Golden Bear Award for best large sized Chapter in INSSAR.

July 2007 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented the Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Jr. certificate of recognition for Partners in Patriotism Program at the NSSAR National Convention by the President General.

2007 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented a Flag Streamer for participation in the 233rd Anniversary Point Pleasant Battle Days

2007 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented a Flag Streamer for participation in the 225th Anniversary of Fort Henry

2007 The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented a Flag Streamer for participation in the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Blue Licks, Kentucky.

April 2007 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented the Golden Bear Award for Best Large Size Chapter.

November 2006 - Chapter awards received since the August meeting included a certificate of appreciation for the French Lick Great Pumpkin parade and a plaque for the Martinsville Fall Foliage parade. The Daniel Guthrie Chapter also received a Flag Streamer for the Chapter's participation in the Point Pleasant Battle Days Ceremony and Parade held at Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 2006.

August 2006 - The Chapter received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Spencer Masonic Lodge #95.

July 2006 - At the 2006 NSSAR National Congress the Chapter was recognized for presenting Public Service and Heroism Awards for 2005-2006.

July 2006 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented with the Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Certificate of Recognition for Partners in Patriotism Program of the SAR and American Legion.

April 2006 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented the Golden Bear Award for Best Large Size Chapter.

July 2005 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was awarded the Colonel Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Certificate of Recognition for Partners in Patriotism Program.

April 2005 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented the Golden Bear Award for Best Large Size Chapter.

April 2003 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented the Golden Bear Award for Best Medium Size Chapter.

April 2002 - The Daniel Guthrie Chapter was presented the Golden Bear Award for Best Medium Size Chapter.

Received a U.S. Flag from 8th District Congressman John N. Hostettler that was flown over the U.S. Capital on 30 Mar 1999.


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Streamers for the SAR Flag



2013 The Daniel Guthrie Chapter received a Flag Streamer for participating in the NSSAR event at the George Rogers Clark National Park in Vincennes, Indiana.

2013 The Daniel Guthrie Chapter received a Flag Streamer for participating in the 239th Anniversary Point Pleasant Battle Days at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

2013 The Daniel Guthrie Chapter received a Flag Streamer at the Fall Leadership Conference for support of the Center (CAAH) 2013-2014.

Fort Laurens Wreath Laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary Soldier, 2011 Point Pleasant, Battle Days, 232nd Anniversary, 2006
Point Pleasant, Battle Days, 233rd Anniversary, 2007
Point Pleasant, Battle Days, 236th Anniversary, 2010
Point Pleasant, Battle Days, 237th Anniversary, 2011
Support of the Center for Advancing American’s Heritage, 2008 – 2009
Support of the Center for Advancing American’s Heritage, 2009 – 2010
Support of the Center for Advancing American’s Heritage, 2010 – 2011
Battle of Fort Henry, Wheeling, West Virginia, 225th Anniversary, 2007
Honoring Gen. George Rogers Clark, Vincennes, IN, 2010
Battle of Blue Licks, 225th Anniversary, 2007


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