Previous Winners/ Presenters

1956 – Herb W. Klein, Texas

Presentation made by General Nathan F. Twining

1957Jack O’Connor, Idaho

Presentation made by Joe Foss

1958Warren Page, Connecticut

Presentation made by General Nathan F. Twining

1959Berry B. Brooks, Tennessee

Presentation made by General James H. Doolittle

1960Elgin T. Gates, California

Presentation made by General James H. Doolittle

1961Julio E. Estrada, Mexico

Presentation made by Joe Foss

1962H.I.H. Prince Abdorreza Pahlavi, Iran

Presentation made by Andy Devine

1963John B. Lagarde, Alabama

Presentation made by Robert Taylor

1964Dr. Frank C. Hibben, New Mexico

Presentation made by Captain Wally Schirra

1965Francois Edmond-Blanc, France

Presentation made by H.I.H. Prince Abdorreza Pahlavi, 1962 Award Winner

1966Dr. W. Brandon Macomber, New York

Presentation made by Lorne Greene

1967Dan W. Maddox, Tennessee

Presentation made by Cornel Wilde

1968Weir McDonald, Arizona

Presentation made by Dr. Wernher Von Braun

1969C.J. McElroy, Arizona

Presentation made by Governor John Love

1970George H. Landreth, Texas

Presentation made by Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. USN

1971Juan Naude Cordova, Mexico

Presentation made by the Honorable Senator Barry Goldwater

1972James R. Mellon, II, Pennsylvania

Presentation made by Governor John Love

1973Basil C. Bradbury, Wyoming

Presentation made by Dennis James

1974Dr. Kenneth W. Vaughn, Oregon

Presentation made by Roy Rogers

1975 – No award

1976Rudolf Sand, Denmark

Presentation made by The Honorable William B. Saxbe

1977Valentín de Madariaga y Oya, Spain

Presentation made by Chuck Connors

1978Arthur W. Carlsberg, California

Presentation made by Ernest Borgnine

1979Dr. Robert E. Speegle, Texas

Presentation made by Gene Autry

1980Watson T. Yoshimoto, Hawaii

Presentation made by Robert Stack

1981Dr. Carlo Caldesi Biella, Italy

Presentation made by Dennis James

1982Glenn Slade, Texas

Presentation made by Lorne Greene

1983Mahlon T. (Butch) White, Colorado

Presentation made by General Chuck Yeager

1984Jacques Henrijean, Belgium

Presentation made by Mike Connors

1985Thornton Snider, California

Presentation made by Stewart Granger

1986Hector Cuellar S., Mexico

Presentation made by Richard Anderson

1987Dr. James E. Conklin, Pennsylvania

Presentation made by Jameson Parker

1989Donald G. Cox, Michigan

Presentation made by Jack Youngblood

1990Robert K. Chisholm, Kansas

Presentation made by Patrick Duffy

1991Gary R. Ingersoll, Texas

Presentation made by Jameson Parker

1992Hubert Thummler, Mexico

Presentation made by Gerald McRaney

1993L. Irvin Barnhart, Texas

Presentation made by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

1994Dr. Gerald L. Warnock, Oregon

Presentation made by Wayne LaPierre

1995Jesus Yuren, Mexico

Presentation made by Roy E. Weatherby, Jr

1996Arnold E. Alward, Canada

Presentation made by Steven Kanaly

1997Ricardo Medem, Spain

Presentation made by Joe Foss

1998Dan L. Duncan, Texas

Presentation made by Ray Arnett

1999Pete Papac, Washington

Presentation made by retired Air Force Brigadier General Chuck Yeager

2000Enrique Zamacola Millet, Spain

Presentation made by former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle

2001Adrian Sada, Mexico

Presentation made by former U.S. President George Bush

2002Rex Baker, Georgia

Presentation made by Wilbur Smith

2003Mike Simpson, Texas

Presentation made by Oliver North

2004 David J. Hanlin, Pennsylvania

Presentation made by former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle

2005Jimmie C. Rosenbruch, Alaska

Presentation made by the Honorable Senator William H. Frist

2006Federico Sada, Mexico

Presentation made by Adrian Sada, 2001 Award Winner

2007Dr. Larry Rudolph, Pennsylvania

Presentation made by Dr. Robert Speegle, 1979 Award Winner

2008Alan Sackman, New York

Presentation made by Dr. Larry Rudolph, 2007 Award Winner

2009Bruce Keller, Texas

Presentation made by Alan Sackman, 2008 Award Winner

2010 – Tony Gioffre, Ohio

Presentation made by Bruce Keller, 2009 Award Winner

2011Edward D. Yates, Pennsylvania

Presentation made by Rex Baker, 2002 Award Winner

2012 – Thomas J. Hammond, Michigan

Presentation made by Eric Pasanisi, France

2013J. Alain Smith, Washington

Presentation made by Terry Bradshaw

2014Renee Snider, California

Presentation made by Craig Boddington and Jim Shockey

2015 – Barbara Sackman, New York

Presentation made by Alan Sackman, 2008 Award Winner

2016Kenneth Barr, California

Presentation made by Johnny Vivier