Minnesota WWII Navy Veteran Receives Presidential Citizens Medal

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Minnesota WWII Navy Veteran Receives Presidential Citizens Medal​

"MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Minnesota World War II veteran, who has honored hundreds of his brothers and sisters, had the surprise of a lifetime Wednesday afternoon. Navy veteran Charles Korlath received the Presidential Citizens Medal."

"Korlath served 40 years on the Fort Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad and rarely missed a Friday. He presented the American flag to more than 20,000 families during his time at the cemetery.
Korlath enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 17 and served on a troop transport ship in 1944, during WWII in support of the Pacific Theatre. After an honorable discharge in 1948, Korlath returned home to serve as a member of the St. Paul Fire Department for 30 years."

"Korlath is the last World War II survivor of the Memorial Rifle Squad. Every member of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation signed off on Korlath’s award."