A Medal Parade was held at the monthly meeting of the SAMVOA Veterans on
Tuesday, 13 March 2012.
The four recipients were:
- Veteran Shaun Porter – Pro Patria and Southern Africa Medals
- Veteran Ian Higley – Pro Patria and Unitas Medals
- Veteran Deon Booysen – General Service and Unitas Medals
- Veteran Robert Williams – General Service Medal
The following message from Veteran Paul Roos, SAMVOA Public Relations and
Liaison Officer was read out during the ceremony:
“Just a short note of CONGRATULATIONS on the awarding of well deserved, if
long overdue, Campaign and Service Medals to Ian, Shaun, Deon and Rob.
This is an honoured tradition that has stood the test of time – the recognition of a
man’s deeds and service to his country, by an appropriate symbol of recognition by
his fellow man, and in this case his brothers in arms.
Ian, a very dear friend and ex-work colleague, I would have loved to be there this
evening to celebrate your awards mate, however these few words will have to suffice
Congratulations – I salute you Sir, as well as the other recipients- you have done your
country, your family and your Veterans proud.”
Congratulations Gentlemen – wear your medals with Pride.
(Click on the image to view the presentation gallery)