The following were presented by Sam Sharp, Awards Committe Chairman
(He gave additional remarks on some awards, which I recorded and will add here once time allows.)
General David A. Petraeus
Combined Arms Center, Ft Leavenworth, Kansas.
He served in important assignments in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia and is now serving as military commander in Iraq. General Petraeus has developed the principles of counter-insurgency and effectively employed them in Iraq gaining great success in current operations. His reports of his military judgement to the Committees of Congress were presented professionally, competently and effectively despite rude opposition. General Petraeus deserves the thanks of the President of the United States, the people of the United States and hereby receives the accolades of the 7th Armored Division. Association of which he is a distinguished member.
Charles Helbig (CCA)
Jack G. Sandford (HQ/31 and 147)
William Bell (Nephew C/40)
For giving valuable assistance to the history of the Association by making 64.5% of 7th Armored Division General Order transcriptions for a total of 673 pages
James E. Hopkins (Div Hq)
Service as Association Treasurer, Certificate of Merit for his long-term loyal and valuable service as Association Treasurer providing valuable advice and protecting and increasing funds of the association.
Niek Hendrix (Ospel, The Netherlands)
Niek encouraged the participation of the association in assisting the memorial, assisted the planning and accomodation and visitation of members of the association to Weert and Ospel, The Netherlands, at the memorial and dedication in 2007.
Hans J. Wijers (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
For service to the association as a representative at the Museum and site of the battle of Overloon, The Netherlands.
Wilco Krul (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
As representative of the 7th Armored Division in the Netherlands by presenting wreaths and memorials at the U. S. Military Cemetery near Margraten, Limburg Province, The Netherlands
Raymond C. Benoy (HQ/CCA)
For his excellent and demanding efforts in guiding the selection of leaders of the Association by heading the Nominating Committee.
In addition the Awards Chairman stated that others that did not receive awards but have given significant service or have received previous recognition included:
Recent intimations of the mortality of the web master led to decisions that will be pursued to assure that the web site does not vanish if something happens to the web master.
Active overview of all pages at the 7th Armored Division web site