The Bayou Bartholomew (Pine Bluff) Chapter of the Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution recently honored chapter President Darrell R. Over with the War Service Medal.
The chapter honored Over for his service in Iraq with the Arkansas 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, according to a news release.
Arkansas National SAR Trustee EuGene Smith made the presentation at the recent chapter meeting at Leon’s Restaurant.
“The War Service Medal was first authorized in 1899 for members who served in the Spanish-American War,,” according to the release. “Another medal was subsequently authorized for members who served in World War I and World War II. Following World War II, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution authorized a general War Service Medal with bronze service bars indicating that a compatriot received an authorized campaign medal during a specific qualifying period for combat service in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Southwest Asia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, or the Global War on Terrorism (for service associated with the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal).”
“The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is a non-profit, congressionally chartered American organization founded in 1889 whose purpose is maintaining and extending the institutions of American freedom, an appreciation for true patriotism, a respect for U.S. national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people,” according to the release.