General Orders No. 26
SERIES 2003-2004
Kent L. Armstrong, Commander-in-Chief
213 E. Madison Street / P.O. Box 618
DeWitt, MI 48820-0618
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  1. It has been my great pleasure to sign a Charter for Abraham Lincoln Camp 56, located at Hodgenville, KY with Date of Rank from August 12, 2004. A Certificate of Merit will be issued to Brother Lester D. Crosswhite, Camp Organizer.

  2. I have the honor to present the following recognitions.

    a. Abraham Lincoln Commander-in-Chief's Award (Most Outstanding Camp in the Nation) -
    Charles W. Canney Camp 5, Department of New Hampshire.

    b. Cornelius F. Whitehouse Award (Most Outstanding Brother in the Nation) -
    Gary L. Scheel, Ulysses S.Grant Camp 68, Department of Missouri

    c. Benjamin F. Stephenson Award (for recruiting the most new Brothers into the Order) -
    John M. Hart, Lt. Ezra S. Griffin Camp 8, Department of Pennsylvania - 32 recuits

    d. Augustus P. Davis - Conrad Linder Award (for the Department with the greatest numerical growth in membership) -
    Department of Ohio

    e. U. S. Grant Cup (for the Department with the greatest percentage growth in membership) -
    Department of Kansas

    f. Marshall Hope Award
    For the best Camp newsletter - Sgt. William Pittenger Camp 21, Department of California & Pacific

    For the best Department newsletter - Department of Nebraska

    g. Joseph S. Rippey New Camp Award (for the Most Successful New Camp in the Nation) -
    Thomas E. Bowman Camp 12, Department of Colorado & Wyoming

    h. Meritorious Service Award - with Gold Star - affirmed by the National Council of Administration (CoA) -
    James B. Pahl, PDC and Robert M. Petrovic, PDC for their years of distinguished service in a long list of offices and committee assignments.

    i. Founders Award (presented to a non-member of the SUVCW or any of the Allied Orders by the CoA for outstanding service in memory of Union soldiers, sailors, and marines) -
    The Friends of the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery Park -

  3. Thank you for the privilege of serving as the 117th Commander-in-Chief of this Allied Order of the Grand Army of the Republic. God bless the Boys in Blue, and all who honor them.

Ordered this 14th day of August, 2004.

By Order of:
Kent L. Armstrong

Edward Krieser, PCinC
National Secretary

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