‘A Veteran’s Story’

Posted Aug. 16, 2011, at 5:05 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 16, 2011, at 5:39 p.m.

The public is invited to attend “A Veteran’s Story,” a program by retired Lt. Col. Charles Knowlen, at 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St.

Knowlen will present a personal story and slide show relating his experience as a career Army officer and helicopter pilot. The story is told from the perspective of a military man, husband and father as his family traveled with him throughout the United States and abroad.

His 20-year career ranged from the ROTC program at the University of Maine to his final two years at the Pentagon. It includes periods of separation during wartime duties.

Knowlen’s awards include the Silver Star for actions in Vietnam, two Bronze Stars, 25 Air Medals, the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal.

He is active in veterans activities and is a member of the Maine Troop Greeters at Bangor International Airport.

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