Gary Jobson- world-class sailor, television commentator and author, presents the National Maritime Historical Society’s Distinguished Service Award to the artist at Washington, D.C. Army & Navy Club.
A belated entry to gratefully acknowledge The Society for their presentation to me, in the spring of 2009, their Distinguished Service Award. This honor was bestowed upon me for my artistic efforts in “Preserving the maritime heritage of America”. The presentation was made by Master of Ceremonies and past recipient Gary Jobson at Washington, D.C’s Army and Navy Club.
Kathy and John Barber with the NMHS award.
Admiral Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, received the NMHS Bravo Zulu Award in recognition of "Heroic and inspirational performance in the fine tradition of the sea services".