Lt. General Charles H. Coolidge, Jr. Speaks At Museum Banquet

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Medal of Honor Museum’s Awards Banquet will be held on April 27 with Lt. General Charles Coolidge, Jr. (Ret.) as the keynote speaker. The son of Medal of Honor recipient, Charles Coolidge, Lt. General Coolidge was vice-commander, Headquarters Air Force Materials Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

This year’s event will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the first awards of the Medal of Honor to six Andrew’s Raiders for action in the Chattanooga area.  

Chattanooga’s Medal of Honor heritage also includes having one of only 11 living recipients of the Medal of Honor from WWII, Charles Coolidge. As of today there have been 3,460 recipients with only 80 living.

A silent auction is included as part of the April 27 event that begins at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  The event is open to the public.   

For tickets, contact Jim Wade at 877-2525 or obtain a reservation form at www.mohm.org   The National Medal of Honor Museum is a 501c3 organization and contributions are tax-deductible.


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