History Award Medal from the National Society Daughters of the American RevolutionOn May 15, 2008, Giacinta Bradley Koontz received the History Award Medal from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for her acheivements in the preservation of America's aviation history. The award was presented by the Governor George W. P. Hunt Chapter of DAR, in Gilbert, Arizona. Special thanks go out to chapter member Kathryn McCorkle for nominating Gia for the award.

The prestigious DAR History Award Medal is given to a nominee whose study and/or promotion of some aspect of American history, on the local, regional, or national level, has significantly advanced the understanding of our nation's past. Nominees must demonstrate significant contributions to the study and/or promotion of American history outside, above, and beyond that which is required by any paid employment in order to be eligible for this award. The successful candidate's volunteer contributions to history may have been associated with any of the following: archives, manuscript collections, historical societies, libraries, museums, or other organizations focusing on history. An average of only four or five are given out annually. This is the third submission by an Arizona chapter.



Daughters of the American Revolution
History Award Medal

May, 2008

Giacinta Bradley Koontz, Barbara K. Ekiss,  Susan Christie,, and Kathryn McCorkle
Giacinta Bradley Koontz, left, receives the DAR History Award Medal from officers of the Gov. George W. P. Hunt Chapter, NSDAR, at the May 15 presentation in Mesa. Standing next to Koontz are, left to right, Barbara K. Ekiss, regent, Susan Christie, historian, and Kathryn McCorkle, recording secretary.

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