The Colonel Daniel A. Merritt President’s Award



Photo of Colonel Merritt addressing the 2001 Reunion attendees

This award is presented annually at the Association reunion by the
President of the Association of 3d Armored Division Veterans.
The award is named for Colonel Daniel A. Merritt who was a
distinguished member of the Association. Colonel Merritt is now deceased
and this award is to honor him, and his service to the Division and country.
Colonel Merritt served five tours of duty with the Division for a total of nearly ten years served.
Those tours and years included combat duty in Iraq as the Commanding Officer of the
2nd Battalion, 67th Armor.

Year of
Award
Awarded To Awarded By Photo
2006 Daniel O’Leary President Paul A. Smith

Dan O’Leary

2007 Kevin Colson President Daryl W. Gordon

Kevin Colson and Daryl W. Gordon

2008 David Feller President Daryl W. Gordon

Dave Feller, Col Merritt’s grandson Danny Badger, and Daryl W. Gordon

2009 Daniel O’Leary President Daryl W. Gordon

Dan O’Leary

2010 James D. Cunningham President Daryl W. Gordon

James D. Cunningham

2011  Paul A. Smith President Daryl W. Gordon  
2012  Daryl W. Gordon  President Paul A. Smith 2012 Merritt Award Presentation 
2013  Dave Feller  President Paul A. Smith

2013 Dan Merritt Award

Paul Smith and Dave Feller

2014  Phil Mitchell President Paul A. Smith  No photo available
2015  Mark Williams President Gale Messier  No photo available
2016  Robert and Fran Dimmick President Gale Messier No photo available