We are pleased to announce that our founder, Frederick A. Muhlenberg, will be inducted into the Berks County Military Hall of Fame this weekend, on November 8th, 2014. The ceremony will take place at the 2014 Berks County Veterans Appreciation Dinner and Dance at the Wilson High School gymnasium at 4:00 pm.
During World War I, Mr. Muhlenberg was a captain in the 314th Infantry Regiment, serving from September 1917 to March 1919. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Purple Heart, the Verdun Medal, the Legion d’Honneur, and the Croix de guerre with Palm for his actions in World War I. Fred served continuously in the regular army reserves for more than 20 years. He reentered the United States Army in 1940, where he served during World War II as a Lieutenant colonel and Colonel in the United States Army Corp of Engineers, as an aide to Gen. Brehon Summervell, and as a district engineer in Cincinnati.*
You can read more about Mr. Muhlenberg on our website’s History page.
Citation:* Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg. (2014, October 27). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:10, October 27, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frederick_Augustus_Muhlenberg&oldid=631318338