Knights Templar Cross of Honor

GECHThe Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America presents the Knights Templar Cross of Honor to Sir Knights who have demonstrated meritorious service to Templary. The Constitution and Statutes of the Grand Encampment state that the Knights Templar Cross of Honor “shall be awarded 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 member.”

1970 Henry Herrmann, Siloam 3
1971 Robert Thielen, Holy Cross 10
1972 Elmer Larsen, Baldwin 11
1973 Max McDowell, Malta 31
1978 Victor C. Nelson
1979 Charles Harlan Stanforth
1987 H. Robert Cummings
1991 A.W. Hausner, St. Omer 15
1992 Dean Anderson, Palestine 2
1993 Charles D. Yates, Columbian 18
1994 James E. Smouse, St. Aldemar 30
1995 Dwane J. Shalla, Bethlehem 45
1996 Doyle Eugene Hampton, St. Johns 21
1997 Earl George Jens, DeMolay 1
1998 Robert L. Johnson, Columbian 18
1999 Jeffrey R. Buchman, Columbian 18
2001 Bryce B. Hildreth, Temple 4
2002 James Smouse, St. Aldemar 30
2003 Jess Boartwright, Ascalon 25
2004 Paul E. Heckman, St. Aldemar 30
2005 David M. Dryer, Temple 4
2006 Paul R. McCoy, Bruce 34
2008 Tim Scott Anderson, Apollo 26
2009 Gregory L. Andersen, St. Elmo 49
2010 Robert L. Smith, Antioch 43

2011 W. Charles Smithson, Temple 4
2012 Kyle Petersen, Columbian 18
2013 Kenneth A. Brickman, St. Aldemar 30
2014 Forrest C. Peck, Jr., Ivanhoe 17
2015 John Allen Jones, St. Aldermar 30
2016 Junior Elkins, Oriental 22
2017 Mike Desplanque, Zerrubabel 68