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GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL IN SILVER

The General Grand Chapter Distinguished Service Medal in Silver is presented for exceptional Masonic achievement; the performance of outstanding service for the York Rite, but particularly for Royal Arch Masonry. Nominations may be made by the Grand High Priest and forwarded by the D.G.G.H.P. and by him to the General Grand High Priest. Nominations shall be accompanied by a resume of the Royal Arch Service of the proposed recipient and a brief biographical statement. Three nominations may be made during a Triennium from each jurisdiction, but only one will be presented 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. Only two Connecticut Companions have been recipients of this very high honor:
Companion Richard L. Smail (18,27), now deceased, who received the medal in 1991.
Companion Charles B. Fowler, Jr. (17), who received the medal in 2011.



GENERAL GRAND CHAPTER
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL IN BRONZE

The General Grand Chapter Distinguished Service Medal in Bronze is presented to a Royal Arch Mason for meritorious service to Royal Arch Masonry other than holding Masonic Office as a Past Grand High Priest or as a Grand Chapter Officer. Only one such medal may be presented each year in each jurisdiction affiliated with the General Grand Chapter. The recipient is selected each year by the Grand High Priest of the jurisdiction.Connecticut recipients and the year in which they received the bronze medal are as follows:

William McKenzie * (1) 1952 # William F. Lott (42) 1994
George C. Meehan * (24) 1953 Herbert R. Olson * (31) 1995
George O. Ellis * (39) 1956 John G. McKechnie * (4) 1996
Frederick W. Hummel * (52) 1957 Ernest J. Smith * (51) 1997
James R. Case * (9) 1958 # Charles B. Fowler, Jr. (17) 1998
Harold S. Case * (15) 1959 Douglas A. Gray (02) 1999
Cecil H. Grant * (39) 1960 Frank W. McNally (12) * 2000
Frederick S. Knibloe * (33) 1961 George Kelaita (32) * 2001
F. Alton Clark * (39) 1963 Gary A. Littlefield (9) * 2002
Benjamin B. Crocker * (17) 1967 Donald E. Robinson (26) * 2004
Earl B. Atwater * (40) 1971 # Robert J. Knowles (27) 2005
Walter Brown * (42) 1975 # Charles D. O’Neill (23) 2006
Morton S. Naurison * (42) 1977 Ronald C. Baker (31) 2007
Russell E. Camp * (42) 1979 Anthony Pipitone (13) 2008
Joel D. Adkins * (7) 1980 Leo H. Lohrman (13) * 2010
Emerson C. Reed * (17) 1981 # Bruce R. Bellmore (02) 2011
Gunnar F. Lundquist * (27) 1982 # Andrew G. Weimann (15) 2012
Harold A. Svendberg * (13) 1983 # Paul L. Chello (44) 2013
Laurence G. Farwell * (17) 1984 Charles C. Maxson (07) * 2014
William E. Piercey * (29) 1986 # Charles A. McCollum (11) 2015
Roscoe C. G. German * (33) 1988 Arthur M. Pugh (27) 2016
Gilbert L. Gooden * (12) 1989 # Clyde W. Kayser II (02) 2017
Robert A. Colbourn * (26) 1990 # James S. McNeely IV (17) 2018
Andrew J. Muccianti * (18) 1991 Kenneth W. Marvin (09) 2019
William F. Orrell (49) * 1992 William L. Miller, II (17), 2020
Gail N. Smith (9) 1993
* Deceased
# Present at Grand Convocation