Rosenfield awarded DAR’s Medal of Honor


Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Whalen, left, MOAACC board of directors; retired Army Col. Steve Bond, MOAACC vice president; retired Army CW3 Dan Smith, MOAACC president; Bonnie Charles; Maj. George Rosenfield; Roslyn Bates, MOAACC member; Mary Dunagan, MOAACC auxiliary chairwoman; and Elizabeth Whalen, MOAACC member, attended a ceremony to honor Rosenfield

courtesy of MOAACC

The Satellite Beach Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) presented retired U.S. Army Maj. George Rosenfield DAR’s highest award — the Medal of Honor.

The award was presented Nov. 2 at a ceremony at the Beachside Doubletree Hotel in Melbourne Beach.

Rosenfield received the honor for his service as a ski trooper in the famed Army’s 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 U.S. 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.

Rosenfield is a member of the Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral Chapter (MOAACC) and the Jewish War Veterans of America. At the Nov. 8 ceremonies, Rosenfield also was recognized as the Jewish-American War Veteran of the Year. He received a Quilt of Valor.