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Honolulu – After over 70 years, Charles Wolf will finally receive the medals he earned for his time in the service. The medals will be presented at 1:30 pm this Friday, May 6, at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center by Brigadier General Mark Spindler, the deputy director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. No permits will be required for press coverage.
Wolf, now age 92, was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He attended medical corps training and was assigned to the 54th General Hospital in New Guinea. He was honorably discharged in January 1946, but never received his service medals, which include the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Medal.
After the war, Wolf returned home and entered the family laundry business, eventually opening several of his own stores, marrying, and having a daughter. His daughter, Jill Eilert, will accompany him on his trip to Pearl Harbor.For updates and more information, please go to WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument's Facebook page at facebook.com/valorNPS.