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Wedvick
Colonel Dwyer Q. Wedvick, KCN, VCA (Ret.)

ARMS: Parted per chevron abased or, barry wavy azure and argent, in chief a fir tree issuant from the top of the chevron proper.

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: The arms are from the Letters Patent entered on page 19 of Volume 89 of the “Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland” on 19 September 2008.

Colonel Wedvick was born in 1940 and is a graduate of Darrow School, New Lebanon, NY and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska. He is a landowner in Scotland holding the lands of Jarlsby in the Orkney Isles.

Drafted into the US Army on 22 Nov 1963, he served as an aircraft mechanic for a couple of years at Ft. Rucker before being sent to the Artillery and Missile OCS at Ft. Sill from which he graduated as a Second Lieutenant. Over the years he served with and commanded units in Korea and Vietnam before leaving Active duty in 1971 as a Captain. He then he served for 20 years in the Veteran Corps of Artillery, State of New York, most recently as a Colonel and as the Adjutant. ( The VCA is an Historic Military Command founded in 1790, one of eight such, recognized by the US Army). He is now retired from the VCA and a Colonel of Field Artillery on their Honorary Staff ( retired list ).

The Armiger holds the undifferenced arms and is the head of the name, arms and family of Wedvick and thus in pre-1750 terms, a small chief, which in those days no one took cognizance of, but the chief of his family for all that. The armiger has an heiress presumptive, his daughter, Jessica Fairlamb Wedvick ( see her file ).

The late S. A. R. Don Carlos de Borbón-Dos Sicilias y de Borbón-Parma, Duque de Calabria, Conde de Caserta, Infante de España and first cousin to King Juan Carlos of Spain, conferred the Honour of Knighthood upon the armiger as a Knight of Merit, Sacred and Military Constantinian Order of St. George, on 21 April 1995. More recently, upon submission of proofs, the armiger was raised to the grade of Knight Jure Sanguinis on 22 May 2009, these events being recorded in Book 2, Folio 160, under Number 1267 of the Constantinian archives.

Under the provisions of Section 7342, Title 5, US Code and Chapter 9, AR 600-8-22, the recipient was authorized to accept and wear the Sacred and Military Constantinian Order of St. George in Letter Orders, dated 8 September 1995, by Headquarters, Department of the Army, on the US Army uniform.
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The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

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