In 2008 the gold Presidential Service Center (PSC) Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) was discussed, reviewed, and authorized.
During the years of 2010 and 2011, the program was sent to feasibility and research committee with possible adoption, was rejected, and eventually suspended for further design. In 2012, Mr. Mongiello received guidance from former Presidential aides that again later visited the museum in 2013 with former Presidential Security Detail member (USMC) Travis McVey.
The medal moved forward in 2013 under new design and was authorized for striking to showcase a font of knowledge, lit with flame, bearing present status, and ongoing service to better society. Encased in a traditional wreath with a circular design of continuity, the medal is awarded to those serving to make society better and subject to revocation and stripping of award (Droit Moral) based on behavior standards. Each award winner agrees to their ethical conduct in the future as it would reflect on our member's center and association.
1808: Acun Ilicali, Turkish TV producer and owner of TV8 channel for raising 51 million Turkish liras ($8.6 million) for recent earthquake victims. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu added their thanks on LIVE television and in the news for his loving work (2020).
1807: Robert "Hoot" Skelton, Founding member of the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce and Life Member Awardee, Heritage Foundation member and member of the board for the Fannin County Historical Museum (2019).
1806: Captain Dale Dyer, noted Fannin County historian, newspaper columnist, cemetery cataloging expert, and WWII B-24 bomber pilot of Fannin County, GA (see film below). At 99 years old, his ceremony was attended by citizens and the Mayor at Hopewell Chapel of Inola at Blue Ridge, GA (2019).
1805: Nicole Bruno for her work with the Illinois Special Olympics, Concerns of Police Survivors, PATH - Adult Protective Services, and many others. Submitted by the McLean County Republican Party (2019).
1804: The Kieser Family for founding and working on the Mid-West Food Bank to alleviate hunger and poverty by delivering food and disaster relief free of charge. Submitted by the McLean County Republican Party (2019).
1803: Theresa McKeehan Phelps for her life's DAR and family work to recognize Mary McKeehan Patton. Awarded at the Sycamore Shoals Tennessee State Park ceremony (2019).
1802: Claudia Reeder Langley for her years of DAR work to recognize Mary McKeehan Patton. Awarded at the Sycamore Shoals Tennessee State Park ceremony (2019).
1801: Orlando S. Herrera Jr., MSA, CPS, for his research and work on President Obama and Rosa Parks exhibit complete with a showcase of the "Darkies Don't Sit in this Section of the Bus," speech (2018).
1800: John W. Kaufmann, of Chicago, Illinois, for 30+ years of fostering caring foundations and supporting the Armed Forces of America (2018).
1799: Jessica Michna, of Racine, Wisconsin, for her 15 years of First Ladies of the United States portrayals and shows to the public, foundations, and societies. Her education of the people is riveting, mesmerizing and tremendous labor of study (2018).
1798: Aidan Waite, formerly of Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom, and The English Connection, for his 20 year-odyssey into helping Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) raise millions of dollars at the Dining with the Master Chefs events (2017).
1797: Sarah Sue Hardinger of Cornelius, NC, author of Ring of Luck, for her 13-year journey in the research of American history and publication of her faction book bringing it to life. Sarah Sue Hardinger at time of award, in 2016, was President of the North Branch of the Mecklenburg Historical Association and a colonial period reenactor (2017).
1796: Doctor David Priess, author of The President's Book of Secrets, former CIA Officer and Presidential Daily Briefing coordinator to the Presidency (2017).
1795: Rick Moore for his financial support and help in structuring over $30,000.00 to grow the center and museums as a small business owner and US Army veteran. Owner of Timm's Furniture (2016).
1794: Presently rejected during the investigation. Resubmitting. Final adjudication in 2019 rejected medal. The serial number will be returned to a service issue (Tribunal removed).
1793: In committee reviewing letters of reference. Tribunal requested more information. An appeal in 2019 rejected the proposed awardee. The serial number will be returned to a service issue (Tribunal removed).
1792 and 1791: Cathy Gilbert, author of True for the Cause of Liberty: The Second Spartan Regiment in the American Revolution, Patriot Militiaman in the American Revolution 1775-82 (Warrior) and Cowpens 1781 Cowpens: Turning point of the American Revolution (Campaign) (2015)
1790: Kimberly Hambright - for her service to world tours and coverage of the Presidential Service Center from 2009 to 2015 working as Manager at the Center (2015).
1789: Scott Syfert - for his historical work in researching the history of service in the United States to the Presidency and the colonial war effort. For his publishing of The First American Declaration of Independence? The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775 (2015)
1788: Renee Crichter Lyons - for her historical work in publishing the book, Foreign-Born American Patriots: Sixteen Volunteer Leaders in the Revolutionary War. Awarded after two speeches and book presentations of 2015 and 2016.
1787: Joseph Epley - for his historical work at "The Hanging Tree," incorrect names engraved on the National Park Service Monument at King's Mountain by the United States of America, recognition of Colonel Andrew Hampton and publishing of the book, "A Passel of Hate," (2015).
1786: Mark Anthony - for his guidance in hosting the National Convention of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and historical work on recognizing Ishmael Titus in history (2015).
1785: Brunhilde Vinson - for her work with the Honduras Medical/Dental Mission Team, the Greenville, SC, and Pelzer community. Awarded at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, SC, (2015).
1784: Solomon Titus Taylor - for his achievements in proliferating Ishmael Titus, black Colonial War hero. Proven to have fought at the battle of King's Mountain and having his record overturned (2014)
1783: Jack Acheson, Jr. - for his support of many non-profits and Gaston Cancer Services (2014).
1782: Travis McVey - for his Heroes Vodka and giving back. Since the first bottles were produced on 11.11.11, Heroes Vodka has given back more than $100,000 to local and national nonprofit organizations (2013).
1781: Reserved for future use linked to the Battle of Cowpens.
1780: Reserved for future use related to the Battle of Kings Mountain.
1779: Noelle Verdini - for creating the military food battle to help veterans issues in Ohio (2013).
1778: Samuel Morgante - for veterans showcases on stage at the Ohio Food Show and vet issues supported across the USA (2013).
1777: Stormy LeAnn Mongiello - for US service to shelters, feeding the hungry, providing financial support and work on veterans causes (2012).
1776: Martin CJ Mongiello - for world service to food shelters, emergency causes, and veterans issues across the world.
Ms. Jessica Michna is awarded her DSM, serial #1799 by CEO Martin CJ Mongiello.
The PSC DSM Nomination form is to be typed and returned with two letters of reference (please see below). In 2014 it was suggested that a PSC Achievement Medal and a PSC Commendation Medal be struck with an associated handbook, codification, and matching little tuxedo and rack ribbons at a meeting with the Sons of the American Revolution host Director, Mark Anthony, at the National Convention in Greenville, SC. The link here is provided is for further evaluation and discussion and does not constitute any form of endorsement. It provides ideas and committee conversation.
The PSC Distinguished Service Medal Nomination Package (pdf)Download
TPSC Distinguished Service Medal (pdf)Download
LOC for Acun Ilicali DSM (pdf)Download
LOC for Captain Dale Dyer (pdf)Download
LOC for Jessica Michna (pdf)Download
LOC for John Kaufmann DSM (pdf)Download
LOC for Rick Moore (pdf)Download
LOC for Robert HOOT Skelton (pdf)Download
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