From the August 24, 1961 edition of The Forest-Blade:
LOVINS IS CITED FOR OUTSTANDING ARMY SERVICE
Specialist 4th Class Thomas D. Lovins, son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lovins of Swainsboro, received a Certificate from the commanding general of Fort Sill, OK. The letter was presented to Specialist Lovins at the U.S. Army Reception Station at Fort Jackson, SC, on temporary duty with the Classification and Interview Section. The award was presented to him by Lt. Col. B.R. Ulmer, Commanding Officer of the Reception Station. He was given the certificate for outstanding performance of duty during Dec. 18, 1959 to May 4, 1961, while serving as a Personal Management Specialist for the 3rd Missile Battalion, 32nd Artillery.
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