Widder Award, undated

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Title

Widder Award, undated

Description

The Widder Award was first awarded in 1967. From the 1966-1967 Guidon: 
  • This award was established to recognize military virtue. It is awarded to the outstanding military cadet selected by newly-designated Distinguished Military Students each year. The award memorializes the late Capt. David J. W. Widder, Citadel class of 1959, who was killed March 24, 1965 in Vietnam.
Today, the award recognizes the distinguished military student in the Army ROTC who has best exhibited the qualities of devotion to duty, exemplary conduct, military and academic excellence and unquestionable character.

The gold medal has three different men in profile embossed on the obverse. The reverse is embossed with "Exemplified Military Virtue The Citadel." The medal is suspended from a red, white and blue ribbon and top bar is embossed with "Widder Award."

Publisher

The Citadel Archives and Museum

Rights

Materials in The Citadel Archives & Museum Digital Collections are intended for educational and research use. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. For more information contact The Citadel Archives & Museum, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 29409.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1559

Coverage

Charleston (S. C.)

Original Format

Metal and silk

Physical Dimensions

3.8 x 9 cm

Citation

“Widder Award, undated,” The Citadel Archives Digital Collections, accessed June 16, 2024, https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1559.