Published On: Tue, Sep 22nd, 2015

LETTER: Post 143 raising money for Charles George Memorial Fund


The American Legion Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143 formed a project committee composed of Post members and EBCI community members to raise the necessary funding to have two bronze statues of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles George made.

One bronze statue is to be placed at a location to be determined at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, and the second bronze statue will be placed at a location of honor in Cherokee.

This project committee will be hosting different fundraising events in the months ahead to reach our goal of $50,000.  Any and all private donations can be made to the American Legion Steve Youngdeer Post 143/Charles George Memorial Fund.

We invite the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians community to assist in making this project a success.


Warren Dupree

Committee Member