MS  SAR    Prestigious   Award   Recipients

1965 - L.L. McNees
1966 - 
1967 - J. B. Butler
1968 -
1969 - 
1970 - Walter Scott Welch
1971 - James Lloyd Davis 
1971 - William Edwin Belt
1972 -
1973 - 
1974 - Singleton L. Johnson, Jr.
1975 
1976 - Oswalt M. Smith
1977 - 
1978 - 
1979 - 
1980 - 
1981 - James Lloyd Davis
1982 - Frank Haynes Sleeper
1983 - 

1957 - Cyril E. Cain
1960 - Horace Y. Ketchell



The medal is rectangular in shape, struck in sterling silver.  It depicts a Minuteman holding a rifle with a plow in the background.  The Liberty Bell appears on it also.  On the reverse is inscribed “Highest Award of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution.  Presented to (National Number, Year).”  The medal is worn suspended from a neck ribbon of light blue silk.  It is awarded only to individual members on a one-time basis.

No Records available prior to 2002

     The SAR Minuteman Award is the highest award presented to a member by the SAR. It is presented for distinguished service rendered to the SAR on the national level. Members are selected by the SAR's Minuteman Committee, made up of previous medal recipients and appointed by the SAR President General. The medal is presented by the President General at an annual Congress. It is not presented in absentia. The Minuteman Award was authorized in 1952 and, beginning in 1968, the medal is awarded to no more than six recipients every year. It is awarded to individual members on a one-time basis.

1971 - Donald R. Fraser
1981 - Tullius Brady 



2012 - Charles F. Garrison       
2013 - CDR Gerald P. Brent
2014 - Lawrence Hellums 
2015 - William B. Lyle
2016 - Michael Perry Schenk
2017 - 
2018 - Hon. Joseph Edmund Winston
       (by incoming Pres. Garrison)
2018 - Dr. John F. Fulwider
       (by outgoing Pres. Winston)

2002 - Dr. Andrew M. Jones             
2003 - 
2004 - 
2005 - Dr. Thomas Lawrence, Jr      
2006 - 
2007 - 
2008 - John R. Taylor, Jr.
2009 - Stewart Lynwood Herron     
2010 - 
2011 - 

     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.


     The incumbent State President may present one medal during his term (or each year of his term if elected to a multiyear term) at the Society’s Annual Meeting, to a Compatriot in recognition for that Compatriot's conspicuous service to the State Society during the President's administration.


     The SMDS is awarded by a State Society President at his discretion; no other approval is required. A Compatriot may receive this medal only once. Oak leaf clusters or other ribbon attachments are not authorized.


     The Patriot Medal is awarded only by a state society. It is the highest award given for service at the state or chapter level. This medal is presented only to individuals and may be received only once. It represents long, faithful and outstanding service at the state and/or chapter level. Service at the national level cannot be considered in making the award.

     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.” 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. The Patriot Medal is available in full and miniature sizes.

2019 - Dr. Bryant R. Boswell
2020 - not issued
2021 - Ben Jones II
2022 -
2023 - 
2024 - 
2025 - 
2026 -
2027 - 
2028 - 

Mississippi Society, Sons of the American Revolution

1990 - James G. Harrison
1992 - Paul Howard Walker 



2010 - 
2011 - 
2012 - John R. Taylor, Jr.
2013 - Charles F. Garrison
2014 - 
2015 - CDR Gerald P. Brent
2016 - 
2017 - 
2018 - 
2019 - Chauncey Rivers Godwin, Jr.
2019 - Hon. James Lamar Roberts Jr.
2019 - Hon. Joseph Edmund Winston
2019 - Michael Perry Schenk
2019 - Stewart Lynwood Herron
2021 - Isiah Edwards
2022 - 
2023 - 
2024 - 
2025 - 
2026 - 

1984 - 
1985 - James G. Harrison
1986 - 
1987 - Hon. W. L. McIlwain
1988 - 
1989 - Dr. W. Cleveland, Jr.
1990 - Patrick M. Harrison
1991 - 
1992 - Marcus D. Ramage, Jr.
1993 - Martin W. McKinnon, II
1994 - Col. Douglas A. Harper
1995 - Charles E. Fiske
1996 - 
1997 - W. B. Meek
1998 - 
1999 - William Barber Lyle
2000 - Dr. Andrew M. Jones
2001 - 
2002 - Dr. Thomas Lawrence, Sr.
2009 - William Lee Jenkins