Daniel Curtin receives SAR Silver ROTC Medal

The Tiadaghton Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) recently attended the Bucknell University Bison Battalion Army ROTC annual Awards Banquet.

The ceremony was held at the Lewisburg Alliance Church social hall on April 20.

Chapter President Tom Gouldy awarded the SAR Silver ROTC Medal and Certificate to Cadet Daniel G. Curtin. Cadet Curtin is from the Bloomsburg area and is a freshman at Pennsylvania College of Technology majoring in manufacturing engineering.

The SAR awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the “citizen-soldier” exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days. The award is presented to ROTC Cadets who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.

Cadet Curtin was selected for the award by Lieutenant Colonel Daniel B. George, professor of military science at Bucknell University and commander of the Bison Battalion, which includes Cadets from Bucknell University, Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lycoming College and Susquehanna University.

The Sons of the American Revolution is a leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational and patriotic, non-profit corporation, the SAR seeks to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols and the value of American citizenship. Men are eligible for membership with proof of lineal descent of an ancestor who was loyal to, and rendered active service in the cause of American independence. Interested individuals should contact Paul Metzger at 435-0025 to start the membership application process.