Cottonwood veteran to receive citation first earned in 1945
At Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7400 at 705 E. Aspen St. in Cottonwood, a World War II veteran.
On July 26 Robert Salkind will be presented with the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation he earned in 1945, having been engaged in the battle for Manila and the eventual liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese.
The award will be presented by a representative of the Philippine Government, as part of a service recognizing all WWII veterans and especially veterans of the battle for the Philippines.
To this end, VFW Post 7400 is extending an invitation for all WWII veterans to attend the 1 p.m. ceremony. If you fought in the Philippines and earned the Presidential Unit Citation, we would like you to be part of the award ceremony, at which you will also be presented with a citation. This invitation is also extended to widows and/or children of a deceased Philippine P.U.C. awardee.
Any WWII veteran wishing to attend the ceremony is asked to call Ron Luce at 649-2129 and provide your name and theater in which you fought.