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Bernie Bluestein Gold Medal Celebraton

Bernie Bluestein awaiting his medal
Ghost Army Veteran Bernie Bluestin, 98, will be honored at a special ceremony Saturday, July 16 at Harper College. President Biden recently signed into law awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the Ghost Army, the secret WWII units that used creative deception to fool and distract the enemy on the battlefields of Europe in which Christman served.

The ceremony will be at Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College, 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067. (For directions directly to Wojcik, click here)

Bernie is one of only nine surviving members of the Ghost Army. After retiring from a long successful career in design Bernie began taking art classes at Harper College in 1989. He has been a beloved fixture in the Art Department ever since.

Bernie will be presented with a copy of the signed law, a letter from President Biden, letters from the
House and Senate sponsors, and honors from the Harper's Board of Trusteeds and Educational Foundation.

WHAT: Gold Medal Celebration Ceremony for Bernie Bluestein
WHEN: Saturday, July 16, 11 a.m. EST
WHERE: Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College, 1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067.
​WHO: The public is invited.

updated: 2 months ago

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