Outpatient Clinic Of The VA Named For Charles Coolidge

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Outpatient Clinic of the VA was a scene of pride and patriotism on Friday as it was dedicated to Charles Coolidge. There was a cookout for Chattanooga veterans including hot dogs, hamburgers with all the trimmings and a sheet cake thanking them for their service.  

A part of the ceremony was the “Celebration of the Medal of Honor Recipient, Charles Coolidge.“  Mr. Coolidge received the military’s highest honor during World War II, when he fought off enemy troops for four days as they tried to destroy his position. He showed “heroic and superior leadership" throughout the battle and was instrumental in the completion of the mission. He returned to Chattanooga and has been an active member of the community. His service was recognized by the veteran center with the clinic being named the Charles Coolidge Outpatient Clinic.  

Veterans of all the wars were present. From the WWII vets to those “new” vets from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, they wore their military emblems with pride.  

The Nancy Ward Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution bought food and hats, gloves and scarves for the veterans. They were able to thank many of them for their service and their sacrifices. 

There are 80 living Medal of Honor recipients. The veterans at the cookout were proud to have him with them. The Brainard High School ROTC cadets were able to see a hero that all honor for his accomplishment.


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