FORT MYER, Va. — Stephen Colbert is getting a medal — and it’s no joke.
The comedian and four others are receiving the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Award Tuesday at Fort Myer, near Washington.
The award is the Army’s third-highest honor for civilian public service.
Colbert, a former resident of Charleston, is best known for skewering conservatives on his Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report.” But he’s also a contributor and fundraiser for numerous charities, including care for wounded veterans.
The other medal recipients are former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig; former United Parcel Service CEO Scott Davis; J.P. Morgan Chase Chief Operating Officer Matthew Zames; and Morrill Worcester, owner of the Worcester Wreath Company of Harrington, Maine. His family founded a charity that sends holiday wreaths to cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery.