A cadet from each of Missouri University of Science and Technology’s ROTC programs was recently presented the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War ROTC Award.
The awards were presented to Cadet Rex D. Stanton Jr., of Army ROTC Stonehenge Battalion, Tuesday, May 7, and to Cadet Jacob Francka, of Air Force ROTC Detachment 442, Saturday, May 11.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War ROTC Award is presented to a cadet who “shows a high degree of patriotism to his or her nation and has demonstrated a high degree of academic performance and leadership.”
The awards were sponsored by Sigel Camp 614, Department of Missouri, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Randal A. Burd Sr., ROTC award coordinator for Sigel Camp 614, presented the awards during each unit’s respective awards ceremony.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), an organization composed of descendants of Union Civil War veterans, is the legal heir and representative of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization of Union Civil War veterans which existed from 1866–1956.
The SUVCW is committed, by honoring deserving cadets such as Stanton and Francka, to recognizing those who have stepped forward to accept the challenge of leadership in defending our nation’s flag, principles and freedoms.
Sigel Camp 614, Department of Missouri, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, meets monthly at the Columbia College campus in Rolla.
Membership is open to males age 14 and older who are direct or collateral descendents of Union veterans of the American Civil War. The SUVCW also has junior and associate programs, as well as a women’s auxiliary.
For more information or to get involved, email Senior Vice Commander Randal A. Burd Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.