Thursday, July 19, 2018

Stacys accept the National Defense DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal

National Defense DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal and certificate was awarded to U.S. Navy Petty Officer Kenton Stacy. His parents David and Tracey accepted the medal for Kenton. He is currently getting medical treatment in Huston, Texas.

Stacy, a 2002 graduate of Greenville High School, is recovering from injuries sustained as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED), which exploded during a hospital sweep in Syria on Nov. 9, 2017.

The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal is presented to an individual, 18 years of age and older, who fulfills the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal may be awarded to emergency first responders. active duty military and veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and citizens who have contributed to the defense and/or security, and thereby the freedom, of the community, state, or nation in an exceptional manner.

Following a prayer by Chapter Chaplain Karen Burkett, Regent Debbie Nisonger presented the medal. Nisonger stated, “The DAR presents this medal to Kenton Stacy, who has gone above and beyond his call of duty for our great nation,”.

DAR members in attendance were Chris Nehring, Debbie Nisonger, Linda Bundy, Helen Wright, Doris Aultman, Karen Burkett. Also in attendance were veterans Mick Maher and Larry McLear along with wife Carol, Greenville City Council President John Burkett, Darke County Commissioner Matt Aultman, and Carolyn Fisher of Greenville Public Library’s Genealogy Department.

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