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World War ll Medal of Honor recipient, Charles H. Coolidge, Celebrates 98th Birthday

August 3, 2019

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (August 3, 2019) – The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center announces Medal of Honor recipient, Charles H. Coolidge, turns 98 on August 4. Mr. Coolidge is one of only three remaining Medal of Honor recipients to have served in World War II.

A joint effort between the Town of Signal Mountain and the Signal Mountain Veterans Group will dedicate a new roadside historical marker to Charles H. Coolidge in a ceremony, which will take place on August 10 at 11:00 AM in Signal Mountain Town Hall. The ceremony is open to all members of the public.

The National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2020, will honor and preserve the courageous story of Technical Sergeant Charles H. Coolidge and that of 20 Tennessee Medal of Honor recipients. Visitors will be able to explore their dramatic stories through a series of immersive and engaging exhibits. Each experience will incorporate the innovative and curriculum-approved Medal of Honor Character Development Program that emphasizes six character traits that embodied the Medal of Honor and its recipients – Patriotism, Citizenship, Courage, Sacrifice, Integrity, and Commitment.

For information on how to contact the family of Charles H. Coolidge for news coverage, please contact Jules Parker, Director of Development.

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