William “Bill” Bowerman

Distinguished Military-Civilian Service Award

Mr. Bill Bowerman is nominated for the 2017 Distinguished Military-Civilian Service Award. His heroism with the 10th Mountain Division during World War II, recognized through award of the Silver Star and four Bronze stars, coupled with his inspiring success both as a world-class track coach and one of the founders of the Nike Corporation, a company synonymous with outstanding performance and excellence, places Mr. Bowerman among the top tier of Oregonians who excelled both in service to their country and in their civilian careers.