Lieutenant Colonel

Jerry P. Orr

Inducted 2013

Major General Douglas O. Dollar Distinguished Public Service Award

Doug Dollar Award Recipient

Jerry P. Orr

Lieutenant Colonel Jerry P. Orr was born 27 December 1934 in Shreveport, Louisiana, graduated C. E. Byrd High School in 1952, and graduated Centenary College of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education and a minor in Biology. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery and assigned to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he completed the Officer Basic Course.

In 1958 he deployed to Korea and 1963 deployed to Germany. He served in Vietnam in 1968 and retired in 1979. His military medals and decorations include the Soldiers Medal, two Bronze Star Medals with "V", two Purple Hearts, three Meritorious Service Medals, eight Air Medals and Army Commendation Medal.

In Oklahoma he has worked diligently with the Boy Scouts Recruiting Program for over 30 years. He assisted three World War II veterans get their Bronze Star Medals and Purple Hearts. He serves on the Fort Sill Retiree Council and has served on the Lawton Chamber of Commerce and Christian Family Council. In 2010 he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the Commanding General, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for dedicated and selfless service to the Lawton-Fort Sill Community.