Rep. Meier & Irvington Mayor Gera Sims to Conduct Ceremony Honoring POW/Korean War Veteran Sunday

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) and Irvington Mayor Gera Sims will be conducting a public ceremony to honor WWII POW and Korean War Veteran Dr. Gerhard Malcharek in Irvington Sunday.

The ceremony to honor Irvington resident retired Colonel Dr. Gerhard Malcharek will take place on Sunday, July 5th, beginning at 4:00 p.m., located at Irvington Park off Parkview Street in Irvington, Illinois.

“Dr. Malcharek is living proof of the American dream,” said Rep. Meier. “The fact he served as a POW in World War II as a German soldier and retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army is a life changing story you don’t hear too often. I encourage the public to join me and Mayor Sims in honoring retired Colonel Malcharek.”

The ceremony is open to the public, anyone interested in showing their support for retired Colonel Dr. Malcharek are encouraged to attend.