SACRAMENTO, CA – September 28, 2015 – Anthony Sadler was honored with Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s “Golden Heart Award” during a quarterly Alumni Board of Directors (Supreme Executive Committee) meeting on September 26 in Sacramento, CA, for his role in helping to thwart a terrorist plot on a train from Amsterdam to Paris on August 22, 2015.
The award, which recognizes valor, bravery and courage, consistent with the values of the international men’s college fraternity, has been presented just 25 times in the organization’s 146 year history.
During his acceptance remarks, Brother Sadler, a 2014 initiate of Kappa Sigma’s Nu-Lambda Chapter at Sacramento State University, commented, “I’ve received a lot of awards and credit lately … but this one is special.” After expressing his appreciation, Brother Sadler led those present in reciting The Star and Crescent – the credo of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
“Brother Sadler’s bold action was that of a hero and a patriot,” said Alumni Board President (Worthy Grand Master) Derek L. Marchman, a 1985 initiate of Kappa Sigma’s Lambda-Xi Chapter at Georgia College and State University. “It was the act of a Brother who understands the words of the Star and Crescent and who understands the importance of protecting one’s fellow man, even when it means placing himself in harm’s way.”
Past Kappa Sigma Golden Heart Award winners include Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini, the inspiration for Lauren Hillenbrand’s book, “Unbroken,” which was adapted into a film directed by Angelina Jolie, as well as 2014 Presidential Medal of Honor recipient U.S Marines Corporal W. Kyle Carpenter.
In addition to the Golden Heart Award, Brother Sadler was awarded France’s “Legion of Honor,” the Secretary of Defense Medal of Valor and was recognized by U.S. President Barack Obama for his actions.
About Kappa Sigma Fraternity:
Kappa Sigma is the largest men’s college social fraternity in the world, with 20,000 undergraduate members and more than 220,000 living alumni. With 320 chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada, the Fraternity teaches its core standards and values through educational programming related to the four cornerstones of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia, Kappa Sigma International Headquarters is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Mitchell B. Wilson
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Kappa Sigma Fraternity: http://www.kappasigma.org
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