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.