40 Miles Award Recipients

The “40 Miles Award” is an award from the Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Lone Star Grand Commandery of Texas (PHA), and is the highest award that any Sir Knight may receive. It is akin to the “Norris Wright Cuney Award,” which is the highest award that any Master Mason in Texas may receive from the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas. The 40 Miles Award is given to a deserving Sir Knight who demonstrates a passion for the Order of Knighthood through his work. The Grand Commander usually awards one Sir Knight each year, but may, at his discretion, award more than one Sir Knight in a year if he feels it is necessary. Beginning in the year 2013 with its first recipient, Sir Ivory Johnson, Jr., Honorary Past Grand Commander (deceased), below are the recipients of this distinguished honor.

Ivory Johnson, Jr

Ivory Johnson, Jr

2013 Recipient

Vernon James

Vernon James

2014 Recipient

Frederick L. Walker, Sr.

Frederick L. Walker, Sr.

2015 Recipient.

Julius Wright

Julius Wright

2016 Recipient

Charles Lilley

Charles Lilley

2016 Recipient.

Wilbert M. Curtis

Wilbert M. Curtis

2017 Recipient

Jerry Brown, Sr.

Jerry Brown, Sr.

2017 Recipient

Troy A. Cousin

Troy A. Cousin

2018 Recipient

Reginald Thompson

Reginald Thompson

2018 Recipient.

Jack Magee Harper

Jack Magee Harper

2018 Recipient

Paul Wunsche

Paul Wunsche

2018 Recipient

Ricky Cox

Ricky Cox

2018 Recipient.

Wille J. Tate

Wille J. Tate

2019 Recipient

Rashad Sabree

2019 Recipient