Philip Pistilli Silver Veterans Award

The first Silver Veteran’s Medal awarded to honor a deserving veteran from the United States Armed Forces was presented in 1973 by Foundation Honoree Earl Warren, the former Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  The “Harry S. Truman Silver Veteran’s Medal” initially was established to recognize Vietnam War veterans who had served the nation with valor and distinction and was later broadened to include veterans of all wars.  The award was renamed the Philip Pistilli Silver Veteran’s Medal in 2003, in honor of our Foundation’s late President and Chairman who was a combat veteran of World War II.