OWENSBORO, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2008--U.S. Bank received
the "Patriot Award" from the United States Department of Defense at a
ceremony held on Thursday, November 13 at the Hines Center just
outside Owensboro, Kentucky. The award was given to Richard Davis,
chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp, the parent company of
U.S. Bank, as part of a celebration with area U.S. Bank employees.
The Department of Defense gives the Patriot Award to corporations
who support employee participation in the National Guard and Reserve
Forces. The award cites that such support contributes to the "national
security and protects our liberty and freedom." It was given to Davis
by Sergeant First Class Daren Bowen, a representative of the Kentucky
National Guard. U.S. Bank Home Mortgage employee Sergeant Anthony
Weil, who is presently serving in Iraq, nominated U.S. Bank for this
Previously, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage has been awarded the Kentucky
National Guard "Supporter of the Year" Award (2005) and the Army
National Guard "Defender of Freedom" Award.
Earlier in the week, more than 1,400 U.S. Bank active military and
veteran personnel received a framed certificate of appreciation for
serving our nation from Davis, along with an exclusively designed U.S.
Bank lapel pin which combines the U.S. Bank logo with the American
flag and says "proud to serve." U.S. Bank military personnel are also
able to use this special insignia on their U.S. Bank business cards.
"We know that you are proud to serve our country and we are
equally proud to be associated with you," said Davis, who invited
active military and veteran personnel to take part in a military
service company appreciation conference call, along with Rick
Hartnack, vice chairman of consumer banking for U.S. Bancorp, a
Hartnack served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years in the
late 1960s and early 1970s, where he flew 220 combat missions aboard
the F-4B Phantom II in Southeast Asia. He attained the rank of Captain
and received 14 Air Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal.
U.S. Bancorp, with $247 billion in assets, is the parent company
of U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the United States as
of September 30, 2008. The company operates 2,556 banking offices and
4,903 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage,
insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products
to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the
web at www.usbank.com.
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
Steve Dale, 612-303-0784
Lisa H. Clark, 608-877-7517
SOURCE: U.S. Bank