Retired Major George Rosenfield Receives Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor

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Rosenfield is an active member of the Military Officers Association of America

LEFT TO RIGHT:  Lt. Col. Brian Whalen, USAF-Retired, MOAACC Board of Directors; Col. Steve Bond, USA Retired, MOAACC Vice President; CW3 Dan Smith, USA Retired, MOAACC President; Bonnie Charles; Major Rosenfield; Roslyn Bates, MOAACC Member; Mary Dunagan, MOAACC Auxiliary Chairwoman; and Elizabeth Whalen, MOAACC Member. (MOAACC image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Satellite Beach Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presented retired U.S. Army Maj. George Rosenfield the DAR’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, during a ceremony at the Beachside Doubletree Hotel in Melbourne Beach.

Rosenfield received the honor for his service as a ski trooper in the famed U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division in World War II, as an engineer officer during the Korean War, and for his continuing service to the community.

The DAR Medal of Honor is awarded to native-born United States citizens, who have shown extraordinary qualities of leadership, trustworthiness, service and patriotism.

The recipient must have made unusual and lasting contributions to the American Heritage by giving of himself or herself to his or her community, state, country and fellowman.

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The prestigious award was presented to Rosenfield by Melbourne DAR Satellite Beach Chapter Regent Bonnie Charles.

During the ceremony, Rosenfield spoke about his World War II and Korean War experiences and accepted the award on behalf of all those that served in those conflicts.

Rosenfield is an active member of the Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral Chapter and the Jewish War Veterans of America.

At ceremonies on Friday, November 8, Rosenfield will also be recognized as the Jewish-American War Veteran of the year and will receive a Quilt of Valor.