The Statesboro community came together on Thursday, March 31, 2022 with the American Legion to honor 102 year old WWII Veteran Charlie Williams. The event was held at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro where Williams is recovering in their respite care program from a fall.

Charlie Williams fought under Patton at the Battle of the Bulge and was very grateful and impressed with the recognition.

Skip Campbell, an officer of the Dexter Allen American Legion Post 90 in Statesboro, presented Williams with a certificate from Paul Dillard, National Commander of the American Legion, for 75 years of continuous membership.

The American Legion is 102 years old this year as well and Williams is the now the oldest living member of the American Legion in Georgia. Georgia State Commander Mark Shreve, the Commander of the Georgia American Legion provided a pin to commemorate this accomplishment.

Active duty, local Army recruiting officials also presented him a medal to mark this special day.

Charlie Williams
Local Army recruiters presented Charlie Williams with a medallion honoring him on this day. Credit: Grice Connect

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