Veterans Day Ceremony: Military Service Medals Found by Two Boys Returned to Soldier's Family in Cherokee

Veterans Day Ceremony: Military Service Medals Found by Two Boys Returned to Soldier's Family in Cherokee

ICTMN Staff
11/12/12

On Veteran’s Day (observed) November 12, 2012 two boys from New York will return military service medals to the family of Medal of Honor recipient Charles George. Michael, 10 and Mario, 8, Mazzarello from Walkill, New York were in an antique shop last spring and saw three medals. The boys decided to try to return the medals to the rightful owner. When they examined they found the name Charles George. Their research led them to the Steve Youngdeer Post 143 of the American Legion in Cherokee, North Carolina. Further research yielded few answers but the boys could not find any other Charles George.

The return ceremony will begin at 11 am in the exhibition hall at Cherokee Fairgrounds in Cherokee, North Carolina. Lunch will follow. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, visit the Eastern Band of Cherokee's website by clicking here.

You need to be logged in in order to post comments
Please use the log in option at the bottom of this page

POST A COMMENT

Comments

Abaso's picture
Abaso
Submitted by Abaso on
I'm part Navajo and have been around pow-wows and Indian getgarinhs all my life. WW2 especially had a lot to do with unifying native pride behind the US flag; the Cold War only cemented the sentiment. When you've got an enemy nation that wants to turn the entire continent into a reservation it creates a sense of we're all in this together'.
1