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THE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI MEDAL AWARDED

CHARLESTON, S.C.(Feb. 28)--Cadet Col. J. Kevin Jarrard of Gainesville, Ga., received The Society of the Cincinnati of South Carolina Award recently during an awards ceremony at The Citadel. Mr. Charles T. Brown, immediate past president of The Society of the Cincinnati, presented The Society of the Cincinnati Medal to Cadet Col. Jarrard.

     The Society of the Cincinnati Medal is awarded annually to the senior cadet officer who best exemplifies the citizen-solider characteristics of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, a Roman farmer. Cincinnatus left his plow to fight for the city, became a successful general and acclaimed dictator, then returned to the plow after his Roman victory.

     The society began in 1783 at the close of the Revolutionary War in Fishkill, N.Y. Similar to Cincinnatus, Americans -- with no standing army -- had left their shops and farms to fight the Revolutionary War and returned to their livelihoods after service.

     Cadet Col. Jarrard majors in history and education and is regimental commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, the highest-ranking cadet at the military college. He is a Citadel Scholar and receives a full, four-year academic scholarship to The Citadel. Cadet Col. Jarrard also holds a Marine ROTC scholarship.

     A member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Cadet Col. Jarrard has received Gold Stars for outstanding academic achievement and been named to the President's List and the 1995 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Cadet Col. Jarrard is past vice president of the Honors Students' Association, and a member of the Semper Fidelis Society, the Round Table, Strategic Planning Committee and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

     He is the son of Tom and Nancy Jarrard of 5938 Grant Ford Road in Gainesville.

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