Medal of Honor Portraits
Yesterday one of my articles appeared in the Post-Gazette. It’s a story that actually meant quite a bit to me. There’s a woman by the name of Joyce Ware who for more than 50 years has been trying to recover her late husband’s Medal of Honor portrait. Her husband’s name is Keith L Ware, and he received the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery in fighting German Troops in France during WWII. Unfortunately his portrait, along with 198 other portraits from the same collection, is in storage at the Smithsonian Institute and they don’t seem very interested in giving them up, even though they’re unable to display them due to lack of staff, space and etc. What Joyce would love is for the Army to reclaim them, but unfortunately after several months of personally calling the Pentagon, I wasn’t able to make that happen for her.
In any case, you can read the article here.