Dick Morgan Heroism Award History and Nomination Form

In 1996 SOGO established a Heroism Award, to provide recognition for extraordinary service or act of heroism performed by an employee of a member company. In 2001 SOGO lost one of its own, Dick Morgan, a past Society president, and former long-term employee of Con Edison of New York. Dick was among the thousands who lost their lives as a result of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th. In recognition of Dick’s extraordinary service and acts of heroism, SOGO membership decided to rename the award as the Dick Morgan Heroism Award.

The membership of SOGO recognizes that other workers in the gas industry often display the spirit of service and heroism that Dick Morgan embodied. Thus the award is an opportunity to offer recognition to other employees of member companies who have performed heroic acts over and above the norm. Nominations for the award are solicited annually and evaluated by the SOGO Executive Committee. An award is not necessarily given every year, depending on the merits of the applications received.

To download a Dick Morgan Heroism Award Nomination form, use the link below:

Throughout his career Dick distinguished himself as a strong but selfless leader who devoted much of his life to helping others achieve their full potential. During the last 10 years of his career he dedicated himself to emergency management, working closely with the Fire Departments of New York and training employees in emergency and anti-terrorism procedures. His passion for service lead to his death while responding to that horrific event of September 11th.

Heroism Award Nomination  Form:

If you have questions regarding the nomination, please contact the SOGO Secretary via email link, or telephone: (718) 839-1759