August 13, 2004 -
Jones to Present the Bronze Star and Purple
Heart to family of local World War II veteran
Jones will present the Bronze Star and Purple
Heart Medal to the family of Mr. Lois Cherry, Corporal in the United
States Army. The ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. on August 14 at
the Cherry Oaks Recreations Center located within the Cherry Oaks
subdivision in Greenville, North Carolina.
“Corporal Cherry sacrificed his life to ensure that all of our freedoms
remain secure – for that we are truly grateful for his courage and
commitment to this country.”
Corporal Cherry enlisted in the United States Army in December of 1943
and was assigned to the 106th Infantry Division
589th Field Artillery Battalion. Mr. Cherry was embattled at the
Battle of the Bulge on December 16, 1944 and was reported missing on
January 16, 1945. Corporal Cherry later died in a German prisoner of War
Camp located near Stuttgard, Germany.
Mr. Cherry’s brother, along with other family members, will be in
attendance for the ceremony and he will be presented with an American
flag in honor of his brother’s service to God and country.