Colonels of Distinction

Every year the Kentucky Colonels recognize Colonels for their dedicated giving toward the Good Works Program:

Platinum Service Circle – Donations of $1000 or more

Five Star Council – Donations of $500-$999

General’s Honor Guard – $200-$499

General’s Staff – $100-$199

These colonels can be found in the annual Colonels of Distinction, published by the Kentucky Colonels. Colonels listed in the this publication receive the Medal of Distinction for that year..


Legion of Merit

The Kentucky Colonels Legion of Merit Golden Eagle is awarded for years of extraordinary deeds and distinguished service in support of the Kentucky Colonels and a generosity and spirit that provides a positive inspiration to all.

Colonel Anna Goldman

Colonel Bob Hope

Colonel Charles S. Hunter

Colonel Doug Oswalt

Colonel Raymond Frankel

Colonel John Klopp

General Lynn Ledford

General Jim Lindsey

Colonel Michael Littleford

Colonel James Passin

General George Sullivan

Colonel Jerold W. Wulf

Colonel Glen Bastin


Legacy of Honor

Throughout the history of this organization, Kentucky Colonels have distinguished themselves by providing the financial means to assure the charitable works of the Good Works Program continue without end for the betterment of the Commonwealth and her citizens. Those Colonels who bequeathed $100,000 or more to provide planned giving or other substantial contribution to the Good Works Program are appointed to the level of Legacy of Honor.

Colonel Harry F. Bollenbach

Colonel Hiltrud Gordon

Colonel Patrick J. Kennedy

Colonel Norman Gardner Mathieson

Colonels Wilbur and Edwina Rees