Posted by: arbeam | April 29, 2013

Medal of Honor recipient recognized for flag flying

Bremerton resident and Medal of Honor recipient “Bud” Hawk was recently presented a special flag certificate by the John Paul Jones Chapter of the Washington State Society of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for honorably flying the American flag for Patriots Day, April 15.

Bremerton resident and Medal of Honor recipient “Bud” Hawk was recently presented a special flag certificate by the John Paul Jones Chapter of the Washington State Society of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution for honorably flying the American flag for Patriots Day, April 15.

Friday, April 26, 2013 National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) were canvassing local neighborhoods in search of residences honorably flying the American flag in honor of Patriots Day, April 15. Near the end of the search, they happened upon a home in East Bremerton that ironically ended up belonging to one of the great military patriots in the area. That patriot is John Druse (Bud) Hawk, the World War II recipient of the Medal of Honor.

“I was speaking with the woman who answered the door and telling her we’d like to present them with a flag certificate from SAR for honorably flying the flag. The woman looked over at a man sitting in nearby a chair and asked, ‘Bud … would you like to receive a flag certificate?’ I then noticed a Medal of Honor citation hanging on the wall,” said chapter representative Mick Hersey.

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