Bronze & Silver Medal Recipients

ggcdsaDistinguished Service Medal (Bronze)

The Bronze Medal is given in recognition of the recipient’s outstanding and meritorious service to Royal Arch Masonry other than that of holding Masonic Office as a Past Grand High Priest or as a Grand Chapter Officer.

The General Grand Chapter Distinguished Service Medal in Silver is presented for the performance of outstanding service for the York Rite, but particularly for Royal Arch Masonry, within a particular York Rite Region. Nominations may be made by any Royal Arch Mason or by a Grand Chapter, submitted through the Deputy General Grand High Priest for the York Rite Region where the proposed recipient holds his membership. Such applications shall be forwarded by the Deputy General Grand High Priest to the General Grand Secretary for action by the General Grand Royal Arch Council. Nominations shall be accompanied by a resume of the Royal Arch Service of the proposed recipient and a brief biographical statement. This award is presented only once during each Triennium to a Royal Arch Mason of one of the affiliated Grand Jurisdictions of each York Rite Region. Not more than three such Silver Medals also may be presented at the Triennial Convocation from selection at large.

Year Name Comments Year Name Comments
1952 Adolph Schopfer Utah № 1 1985 David Winburn Utah № 1
1953 Karl W. Scherer Provo № 4 1986 Valois A. Zarr Utah № 1
1954 Richard J. Vaughn Price № 6 1987 Fred H. Lundholm ?
1955 Floyd C. McMillian Utah № 1 1988 Thomas B. Gentry KingsPk № 9
1956 Alfonzo Kester Provo № 4 1989 Carl F. Cummings Ogden № 2
1957 Fred Carr Sr. Ogden № 2 1990 Howard E. Dorst Logan № 8
1958 Edward H Peterson Logan № 8 1991 James H. Tooley Ogden № 2
1959 Carrol McComb Utah № 1 1992 Darrell Anderson Ogden № 2
1960 Charles  C Hart Ogden № 2 1993 Peter N. Doelfs Ogden № 2
1961 Marion J. Ruddy Ontario № 3 1994 Eldon L. Sawdey Ogden № 2
1962 Robert M. Wells Utah № 1 1995 Andrew M.Boyack Utah № 1
1963 Alvin B. Lowe Utah № 1 1996 Richard P. Bond Utah № 1
1964 Arno V Breitenbach Utah № 1 1997 Robert J Heaney Utah № 1
1965 Robert J. Carnavali Price № 6 1998 Norman A. Smith Price № 6
1966 William H. Wagner Provo № 4 1999 Joseph C Matson Ontario № 3
1967 Joseph D. Walker KingsPk № 9 2000 Leo B Dunn Price № 6
1968 Paul A. McCune Ogden № 2 2001 Horace A Thomas Utah № 1
1969 Robert G. Cotterell Utah № 1 2002 William A Butterfield Utah № 1
1970 Vern K. Howe Utah № 1 2003 George L Poate Ontario № 3
1971 Clarence Self Price № 6 2004 B Carl Lairson Provo № 4
1972 John W. Metcalf Utah № 1 2005 Michael D Shipler Ontario № 3
1973 Olef W. Troseth Price № 6 2006 Richard D Cannon Logan № 8
1974 Robert H. Drew Provo № 4 2007 Harry B Cohn Ogden № 2
1975 Tony Kontgas Price № 6 2008 Douglas J Backes Utah № 1
1976 Charles H. Smith Ogden № 2 2009 James D Woodward Utah № 1
1977 Frank R. Tuckett Provo № 4 2010 James Sweet Ogden № 2
1978 Billy F. Baker Price № 6 2011 Preston Martineau Ontario № 3
1979 Norman L. Sprinkel Ontario № 3 2012 James A Robertson Price № 6
1980 Byron D. Hansen Provo № 4 2013 Clayton Frayser Price № 6
1981 Charles F. Behle Ontario № 3 2014 John H. McCurdy Price № 6
1982 Paul B. Pickering Utah № 1 2015 TJ Robertson Price № 6
1983 Oliver Falkenborg Logan № 8 2016 Lawrence R. Rodriguez St. George № 10
1984 Gilbert E. Martinez Ontario № 3 2017 Christopher C. Young St. George № 10

Distinguished Service Medal (Silver)

Year Name Comments
2008 Owen C. Orton Provo № 4
2017 Charles E. Warren, Sr. Utah № 1
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