Individual Awards


Knight Commander of the Temple

The Knight Commander of the Temple is the second highest decoration awarded by the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America.

        Wendell P. Miller
        Michael L. Wiggins
        Loyd L. Chance




Knight Templar Cross of Honor

The Knight Templar Cross of Honor is presented by the Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of the United States of America to deserving Sir Knights of constituent and subordinant Commanderies upon recommendation of the Grand Commandery of Texas. The award is made only for exceptional and meritorious service rendered to the Order, far beyond the call of duty, and beyond the service usually expected of an officer or a member.

        Nikolaus K. L. Fehrenbach
        David L. Anderson
        William L. Berryman
        Thomas G. Keithly (Affiliated)
        Samuel C. Lundy
        John W. Rice
        Earl E. Tweed




Excalibur Award

The Excalibur Award is presented by the Grand Commandery of Texas, upon election by a constituent Commandery, to a Sir Knight who has performed outstanding service to that Commandery. Commanderies may only nominate one recipient a year, and the nominee may not be a dais officer. Nominees who are Past Commanders are not eligible for the award until three years have passed since their service as Commander.

2017    Miles H. Sheerin
2016    Malcolm L. Shaw
2015    W. Ben Day
2014    William L. Free Sr.
2012    Jeffrey J. Miller
2010    Nikolaus K. L. Fehrenbach
2009    David Michael Biddler
2004    Aaron B. Cassity
2003    David L. Anderson
2002    Thomas G. Keithly
2001    Clarence E. Cain
2000    Samuel C. Lundy
1999    Billy Fred Little
1998    William L. Berryman
1997    Loyd L. Chance
1996    Earl E. Tweed
1994    Don F. Smith
1993    John Callahan
1992    Clint Thompson



Commander’s Distinguished Service Medal

The Commander’s Distinguished Service Medal is presented each year to the commander of a constituent commandery which has earned the Certificate of Merit for that year and when certain other requirements have been met.

2012    Miles H. Sheerin
2011    Charles H. Terry III




Recorder’s Distinguished Service Medal

The Recorder’s Distinguished Service Medal is presented each year to the recorder of a constituent commandery which has earned the Certificate of Merit for that year and when certain other requirements have been met.

2012    Jeffrey J. Miller
2011    Jeffrey J. Miller




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